Allowed foods with hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland It is a gland of the endocrine system that we find under the Adam's apple, specifically on the trachea and next to the thyroid cartilage. It is a fundamental gland for the proper functioning of our body, since it produces the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which control our metabolism; that is, the way in which the different cells of our organism use energy. Hence, problems in the thyroid gland can cause the person to lose or gain weight sharply (especially the weight gain occurs in hypothyroidism), and without any other medical cause related.

In the case of hyperthyroidism We are faced with a medical condition that is popularly also known by the name of overactive thyroid. This means that the thyroid gland tends to produce too much thyroid hormone.

Its symptoms at first may be unclear, but range from fatigue to general fatigue, including increased appetite with weight loss, heat intolerance, frequent bowel movements and diarrhea, goiter, nodules in the thyroid, nervousness, increased sweating and irregularities in women's menstruation.

Regarding the diet that a person with hyperthyroidism should follow, we must bear in mind that there are actually certain food not recommended. Therefore, the key is to discover what foods are allowed, and they are also recommended.

What are the foods allowed with hyperthyroidism?

  • Vegetables: asparagus, onions, pumpkins, eggplants, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, celery, endives and parsley.
  • Cruciferous: being rich in chlorogenic and caffeic acids make it difficult for the organism to absorb iodine. Highlights include broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
  • Fruits: peach, avocado, orange, pomegranate, melons, grapes, plums, figs and melons.
  • Vegetables: chickpeas and lentils.
  • Cereals and whole foods: brown rice, oats and wholemeal bread.
  • Nuts: millet, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, chestnuts, pine nuts, raisins, dates and peanuts.

On the other hand, it is also advisable to consume a lot of water and consume protein-rich foods, mainly poultry and fish, and eventually veal.

Image | richard_north This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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