Foods allowed for hypothyroid patients
TELL ME IF YOU WANT FOOD RECOMENDABELS below are for hypothyroidism. Sunflower seeds, lettuce, pumpkin, CHEESE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS AND WHAT NOT. THANK YOU
Sent by EUGENIA
Hello Eugenia: on a diet for hypothyroidism is important to include foods rich in this mineral iodine to stimulate the thyroid gland and thus try to normalize the levels of T3 and T4 in the blood.
Among the recommended to treat hypothyroidism foods include, for example:
Vegetables, cereals and legumes
Green vegetables in general
Whole wheat flour, rye
Fresh, dry and dried fruits
Nuts (if not consumed in excess)
Cheeses generally low in fat
Sea fish in general
These foods contain iodine in different proportions and should be part of a diet to treat hypothyroidism. There are other less conventional foods such as algae that provide a lot of iodine to the body.
Moreover, there are goitrogenic foods containing organic substances that interfere with absorption of iodine. Within this group of foods are not recommended:
These foods should be eliminated from the diet especially if you eat them raw.
In the specific case of foods that you mention it, these can be consumed without inconvenience. While some people consider pumpkin as a goitrogenic food, actually it is not, as it should be consumed cooked and therefore, substances that inhibit the thyroid are lost.
It is important that you consider that among those allowed, there are particularly suitable food to stimulate thyroid function. This means that not only do not harm your metabolism but it accelerated.
It is always important to have in mind that consuming any of these foods (allowed or restricted), you may need an adjustment in levothyroxine you the doctor. Therefore before any concerns, do not hesitate to resort to it.