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Diet for Hypothyroidism: Foods to Eat & Foods to Avoid

Diet for Hypothyroidism: Foods to Eat & Foods to Avoid


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body is not capable of making enough thyroid hormones. This hormone helps control growth, repair, and metabolism. People who suffer from hypothyroidism may experience hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, constipation, dry skin, increased sensitivity to cold and muscle weakness. Interestingly, hypothyroidism affects more women than men.

*It is always advised to consult your doctor or nutritionist before making any changes to your diet

Diet for hypothyroidism

Food alone cannot cure hypothyroidism but consuming the right nutrients can help restore thyroid function and minimise the symptoms. Listed below is the generic diet for hypothyroidism.

Foods to eat

Eggs: Eat whole eggs. They are the best as the yolk has iodine and the whites are high in protein.

Meats: If you are a non-vegetarian, all kinds of meats are good for you. Lean meats work best.

Vegetables: All vegetables are good to eat if you have hypothyroid. However, limit your intake of cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, spinach, kale, etc especially when cooked.

Fruits: You can eat all fruits however limit your intake of certain fruits like peaches, strawberries, and pears as they may irritate your system.

Gluten-free grains and seeds: Avoid foods with gluten as much as possible.

Dairy: You can consume all kinds of dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, paneer.

Foods to avoid

Millets: All kinds of millets

Highly processed foods: Hot dogs, cakes & cookies

Gluten foods: Bread, pasta & cereal

Foods to eat in moderation

Soya foods: Tofu, soya milk & edamame beans

Beverages: Coffee, tea, and alcohol – they can irritate thyroid gland

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