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Foods not recommended with hyperthyroidism

There are certain foods when you have hyperthyroidism is not recommended. Discover what it is and what you can not eat.

foods prohibited with hyperthyroidism

The thyroid is a gland in our endocrine system found below the Adam’s Apple, specifically on the trachea and thyroid cartilage. It is an essential gland for our body because it produces the hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

These two hormones controlling our metabolism; that is, the way the different cells in our body use energy. Hence thyroid problems can cause the person lose or gain weight suddenly and through no related medical cause.

In this sense, hyperthyroidism is a condition that medical and popularly also known with the name of overactive thyroid; i.e., the thyroid gland tends to produce too much thyroid hormone, causing symptoms like fatigue and general fatigue, goiter, nodules in the thyroid, frequent bowel movements, heat intolerance, increased appetite with weight loss, restlessness and nervousness…

Luckily, it is a condition that has treatment, which helps its resolution. It consists of the consumption of radioactive iodine and antithyroid drugs, and from a nutritional point of view it is essential that the person knows what are the foods prohibited with hyperthyroidism.

What are the foods prohibited with hyperthyroidism?
Basically the food is not recommended with overactive thyroid are those foods rich in iodine. Especially highlight the following:

  • Plants and vegetables: Tomato, garlic and spinach.
  • Legumes: Peas, lentils and beans.
  • Fruits: it is not advisable to abuse strawberries, apples, apricots, pineapples, mangoes and coconuts.
  • Cereals: Oats, corn, sunflower and soy.
  • Seafood.
  • Iodized salt.
  • Meats: It is not advisable to abuse of sausages and meats.
  • Herbs and spices: Cinnamon, basil, ginseng, ground ivy, fennel, hyssop, algae fucus.
  • Nuts: Brazil nuts, dates, cashews and hazelnuts.

It also recommends avoiding refined and processed foods.