Diet 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.

- Herbs or species that stimulate the production of thyroid hormones: fennel, hyssop, ground ivy, ginseng, cinnamon.

- Seaweeds: most contain much iodine, especially the species Fucus vesiculosus

- Among the animal foods rich in iodine seafood is specially rich.


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.

- Cabbage: has caffeic and chlorogenic acids which give it anti-thyroidal

- 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.

Other plants rich in caffeic acid are: celery, oranges, lemons, pumpkins, figs, or lettuce

Other plants rich in chlorogenic acid are: peppers, cucumbers, carrots, avocados, plums, eggplants, peaches, or wheat.

Ellagic acid-rich plants

- Fleshy fruit, pomegranates or grapes that have a high content of ellagic acid that helps decrease the production of thyroid hormones.

- Dried fruits: chestnuts or nuts, also rich in ellagic acid. However, walnuts contain components that stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, so they are recommended.

Plants rich in rosmarinic acid

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

Plants rich in lithium

Among all we will emphasize: onions, asparagus, endives, melons, parsley, potatoes or grapes.

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