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 – http://www.sliceofhealth.in/essential-oils-for-your-thyroid-hormones/.
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.
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.
Following a thyroid friendly diet and maintaining healthy weight can go a long way and help you minimize the symptoms of hypothyroidism.