What is the Best Hyperthyroidism Diet?

hyperthyroidism diet

The best Hyperthyroidism diet is one that you tailor-make for yourself! You're already the unwilling participant of a rapid weight-loss plan. Your metabolism is running full tilt. It's challenging to consume enough calories isn't it?

We've got the perfect fix!

Graze! Spacing 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day will compensate for valuable nutrients your hyper-metabolism burns-up rapidly.

The key to your special diet is eating enough good fats and proteins to satisfy your body's new requirements. Your aim is to flood your body with proper nutrition to achieve/maintain optimal body weight.

Be mindful, refined sugar and caffeine act as stimulants and can exacerbate Hyperthyroidism symptoms. Make every effort to consume iodine rich foods sparingly. Eat less red meat and more healthy protein. Serve fried food seldom.

The following represents items you should consider avoiding:

  • Eggs
  • Salt that is iodized
  • Red meat

  • Sugar
  • Processed foods

  • Kelp, seaweed
  • Caffeine
  • Fried food

You may want to consider adding a few of the items below to your menu:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kale
  • Mustard green
  • Turnips
  • Rutabagas
  • Soybeans
  • Peanuts
  • Spinach

  • Soy

Members of the brassica family of foods, which are listed above contain goitrogens , which are chemicals that block the thyroid's ability to use iodine. With less iodine, your gland is forced to produce less hormone.

Important Items to Consider:

Include at minimum, one serving of berries in your diet plan each day. Blueberries, strawberries or raspberries provide necessary antioxidants your immune system needs in order to function properly.

Get your Omega 3 fatty acids from cold water fish, flaxseed oil and nuts, such as walnuts. Incorporate soy into your hyperthyroidism diet as it controls the hyper-stimulated gland.

Protein serves as the building block of your diet. Eating turkey, cold water fish, nuts and beans helps maintain your healthy weight. Salmon, tuna and trout are good examples of cold water fish.

Don't ignore dairy products. In the same manner as the body robs protein from your muscles, it removes calcium from your blood and excretes in your urine. The body compensates by leeching calcium from your bones. To defray bone-thinning osteoporosis, strive for 3 servings of yogurt, cheese, milk, cottage cheese, etc. daily.

If you are allergic to dairy, use a calcium supplement or eat a nondairy source of calcium. Lesser known sources of calcium are vegetables, such as spinach and collard greens and sesame seeds, figs or prunes.

Think zinc! This is another nutrient that is a vital component of a Hyperthyroidism diet, as your hyperactive gland depletes zinc. Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and peanuts are rich in zinc.

Whole grains are beneficial for fiber, antioxidants and B-vitamins. Read the labels and only purchase 100% whole grain pasta, bread and snacks. Good examples are steel cut oatmeal, air popped popcorn and 100% whole grain breads.

When planning meals make calories your friend! Just to maintain your former energy and healthy weight, you may need to consume as many as 3,000 calories per day!

Eating a balanced Hyperthyroidism diet is critical, even though you may have to eliminate certain foods.

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