What is the Best 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:
want to consider adding a few of the items below to your menu:
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
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
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
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
Eating a balanced Hyperthyroidism diet is critical, even though you may have to eliminate certain foods.
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