Plant-based food for hyperthyroidism

Vegetarian diet for hyperthyroidism


Diet can play an important role in controlling hyperthyroidism, helping other conventional treatments to improve the conditions of those who suffer them.

Adequate foods are those that decrease the production of thyroxine, the hormone that controls metabolism and emotional states. Among them we mention the following:

Food rich in caffeic and chlorogenic acids for hypertyroidism


Peanuts are good for people having hypertyroidism

  • 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.

    Cabbage: has caffeic and chlorogenic acids which give it antithyroidal properties.

    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 foods for hypertyroidism


Pomegranate is recommended in the hyperthyroidism diet

Plant food rich in rosmarinic acid for hyperthyroidism

  • Edible herbs: Borage: One of the richest plant in rosmarinic acid, a component that possesses anti-hypertiroidal properties. (Eat boiled borage)

Plant food rich in lithium for hyperthyroidism


Food that must be avoided by hyperthyroidism patients

strawberries with yogurt

Strawberries contain too much iodine, so they are not good for people with hyperthyroidism

All those foods that increase production of thyroxine, mainly hyperthyroidal food, producing an increase in thyroid output, are not suitable for hyperthyroidism patients. These would be foods high in iodine content.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

11 January, 2021

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