Diet for hypothyroidism
FOOD AND HYPOTHYROIDISM
RECOMMENDED FOOD FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM
Diet can play an important role in the control of hypothyroidism, helping other conventional treatments to improve conditions for people who suffer them.
Foods that must be eaten by hypothyroidism patients
Right foods are those that increase production of thyroxine, mainly hyperthyroidal food, producing an increase in thyroid output. These are foods high in iodine content.
Among the main foods rich in iodine we have: garlic, oats, coconuts, hazelnut, strawberries, soybean, sunflower, lentils, tomatoes, apples, mango, dates, pistachios, cashews, Brazil nuts, pineapples, peas, almonds, apricots, spinach, beans or maize.
- Seaweeds: most contain much iodine, especially the species Fucus vesiculosus
- Among the animal foods rich in iodine seafood is specially rich.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOOD FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM
Foods that must be avoided or restricted by hypothyroidism patients
Inappropriate foods are those that decrease the production of thyroxine, known as goitrogens foods. Amongst them we can point out:
Plants rich in caffeic and chlorogenic acids
- Foods of the family of the Cruciferae: All of these members contain natural compounds that decrease the production of thyroid hormones, primarily because they inhibit the absorption of iodine.
- Radish: Another member of the crucifer family that can help control the excessive production of hormones that cause hyperthyroidism. (Eat this food)
- Brussels sprouts: Due to its caffeic acid content it may help in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
- Legumes: peanuts are also very rich in chlorogenic and caffeic acid.
Ellagic acid-rich plants
Plants rich in rosmarinic acid
Plants rich in lithium
More information on the natural treatment of hypothyroidism in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.