In thyroid conditions, several foods are recommended and others are strictly eliminated from the diet.
The thyroid hormone secretes the hormones T3 and T4, responsible for our normal body functions. These hormones play a big role in regulating our metabolism.
Let’s see how:
If the thyroid hormone is lazy, or called hypothyroidism, weight gain can develop eventhough you are on diet. You will also feel lazy, tired, constipated, cold. Girls will experience irregular menstrual periods.
If the thyroid hormone is very active, or called hyperthyroidism, weight loss will develop in a very short period of time, with fast heart beats, sweating and diarrhea.
Nutrition for your thyroids:
1) If you suffer from hypothyroidism, you need to include more iodine in your diet.
So start to include more fish, salmon, apricots, prunes, dates, parsley, egg yolks, cheese, milk, grains, herbs and spices.
But you need to avoid:
– Any food that contains Soya, even food supplements that contain Soya, because it will make the problem worse.
– Broccoli, mustard, soybeans, kale, cabbage, turnips, peanuts, and pine nuts. The body’s ability to use iodine is disrupted because of these food choices.
2) If you suffer from hyperthyroidism, you need to avoid any kind of stimulant that will make your metabolism even higher, to avoid the weight loss.
So stay away from coffee, tea, alcohol, nicotine and soft drinks.
It is recommended that you eat lots of Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, peaches, pears, cabbage, kale, turnips, spinach and soybeans. They help suppress the thyroid hormone production which is healthy for this condition.
Bloating and chronic constipation, high blood cholesterol can be 3 indicators for hypothyroidism because it perturabtes the digestive system functions. So check with your doctor, and keep on following a a healthy lifestyle, use table salt that contains iodine, and stay away from stress!