Diet for Hypothyroidism- What to eat, what to avoid

We have touched upon the basics of Hypothyroidism and oils that can treat its symptoms; in our previous article –

In this article we will be listing down the good and bad foods for hypothyroidism. So, let’s find out what these are:

Foods to avoid:

Avoid eating processed foods, as they usually contain more calories. Here is a list of foods you should avoid completely:

  • Millet: All varieties
  • Highly processed foods: Hot dogs, cakes, cookies, chocolates, chips
  • Supplements: Selenium and iodine supplements should be avoided unless prescribed by a health professional.

Foods to eat in moderation:

These foods have goitrogens or are known irritants if eaten in large amounts.

  • Soy foods: Tofu, beans, soy milk, etc.
  • Cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, etc.
  • Certain fruits: Peaches, pears and strawberries.
  • Beverages: Coffee, green tea and alcohol
  • Foods that contain Gluten: Bread, pasta, cereals, beer, etc.Sandwich and a cup of coffee on a table

Foods to eat:

There are plenty of food options for people with hypothyroidism, including the following in your diet:

  • Meats: All meats, including lamb, beef, chicken, etc.
  • Fish: All seafood, including salmon, tuna, shrimp, etc.
  • Vegetables: All vegetables are fine to eat. Cruciferous vegetables can be consumed in moderate amounts.
  • Fruits: Include berries, bananas, oranges, etc.
  • Gluten-free grains and seeds
  • Dairy: Dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
  • Beverages: Water and other non-caffeinated beverages.grilled-pork-steak_36082-132

Bottom line:

Following a thyroid friendly diet and maintaining healthy weight can go a long way and help you minimize the symptoms of hypothyroidism.