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The Thyroid is an important endocrine gland located in the front part of the neck. The hormones released by this gland control various important functions of the body. Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid is a common thyroid disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Underactive thyroid leads to slowed down metabolism.Hypothyroidism is a tricky health condition and what you eat can affect your treatment. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
The Thyroid is an important endocrine gland
located in the front part of the neck. The
hormones released by this gland control various
important functions of the body. Hypothyroidism or
underactive thyroid is a common thyroid disorder
in which the thyroid gland does not produce
enough hormones. Underactive thyroid leads to
slowed down metabolism. Hypothyroidism is a
tricky health condition and what you eat can
affect your treatment. In this article we have
listed some of the foods that you should eat and
some foods that you should avoid if you have
hypothyroidism.
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Foods for Hypothyroidism
  • Foods to Avoid In Hypothyroidism

Cruciferous Vegetables
Fish
Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and tuna form an
important part in a hypothyroidism diet because
these fishes are rich in iodine and selenium,
both of which are essential for maintaining
hormone balance and thyroid function.
Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli,
cauliflower, etc are known as Goitrogenic Foods.
These foods impede the body's ability to absorb
iodine which in turn interferes with the
production of thyroid hormone.
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Foods for Hypothyroidism
  • Foods to Avoid In Hypothyroidism
  • Nuts

Alcohol
Nuts such as Brazil nuts, Hazel nuts, Macadamia
nuts are some of the best foods for
hypothyroidism. Nuts are a potent source of
selenium that supports proper thyroid function.
Selenium directly regulates thyroid hormone
production and supports the conversion of
thyroxin (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3).
People suffering from hypothyroidism should avoid
alcohol consumption because it can affect both
thyroid hormone levels in the body and the
ability of the thyroid gland to produce the
hormone. Alcohol has a toxic effect on the
thyroid gland and it suppresses the ability of
the body to use thyroid hormone produced by the
gland.
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Foods for Hypothyroidism
  • Foods to Avoid In Hypothyroidism
  • Whole Grains

Fatty Foods Oils
The trans fats and oxidized polyunsaturated Fats
found in butter, margarine, mayonnaise, fatty
cuts of meat and industrial seeds oil such as
sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil,
rice bran oil, etc promote inflammation in the
body and interfere with the thyroid gland's
ability to produce hormone.
Whole grain foods such as brown rice, brown
bread, wheat pasta, etc are packed with fiber
that helps to promote bowel regularity. But the
high-fiber content in these foods can interfere
with synthetic thyroid hormones therefore, it is
best to take the thyroid medication several hours
before eating fiber-rich foods.
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Foods for Hypothyroidism
  • Foods to Avoid In Hypothyroidism

Sugar and sugary foods
Berries
Berries such as cranberries and strawberries are
exceptionally rich in iodine. Four ounces of
fresh cranberries contain almost 400/mcg of
iodine while one cup of strawberries contains
approximately 13/mcg of iodine. You can opt for
fresh strawberries and cranberries or drink
cranberry juice.
Sugar and sugary foods such as candies,
chocolates, cakes, sweets and desserts are
extremely harmful for the thyroid gland. Sugar
slows down metabolism and has a destructive
effect on the immune system.
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Foods for Hypothyroidism
  • Foods to Avoid In Hypothyroidism

Soy Products
Beans
This is one of the foods to avoid if you have
thyroid problems. Research shows that hormone
estrogen interferes with the body's ability to
use thyroid hormone. Soy bean and soy products
such milk, tofu, soy chunks, etc. are loaded with
plant-based phytoestrogen that increases a
person's risk of developing hypothyroidism.
Beans of all types such as black beans, lima
beans, navy beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans
and split beans are great sources of iodine. They
are also potent sources of dietary fiber that
helps to relieve the problem of constipation in
people suffering from hypothyroidism.
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