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Hypothyroid Diet – Nutrition

A diet for hypothyroidism should include whole foods rich in iodine, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, as well as vitamins B6, C, and E. These nutrients naturally support proper thyroid functions as well as overall good health and vitality.

Iodine (Is a major component of thyroid hormone balance and is antimicrobial)

  • Cow’s milk
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Seaweed
  • Strawberries
  • Tuna
  • Yogurt

High Polyphenols (Acts as an anti-fungal)

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cooked broccoli (Goitrogenic Food – Limit consumption
    to 1 or 2 servings a week)
  • Cooked cabbage (Goitrogenic Food – Limit consumption to 1 or 2 servings a week)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Eggplant
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Grapes
  • Green tea
  • Legumes
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Niacin (Is required for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)

  • Brown rice
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Pomegranates
  • Tuna
  • Turkey

Riboflavin (Vitamin b2) (Is essential for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)

  • Avocados
  • Clams
  • Duck
  • Fresh pork
  • Lamb
  • Milk
  • Mushrooms
  • Yogurt
Selenium (Helps to convert T-4 to T-3)

  • Brazil nuts
  • Cod
  • Crimini mushrooms
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Tuna
  • Turkey

Vitamin B6 (Is required for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Barley
  • Bok Choy
  • Brown rice
  • Chicken
  • Chickpeas
  • Fresh pork
  • Mangoes
  • Potatoes
  • Salmon
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tuna
  • Turkey

Vitamin C (Boosts thyroid gland function)

  • Cooked cabbage, red (Goitrogenic Food – Limit consumption to 1 or 2 servings a week)
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Oranges
  • Peppers, bell, red
  • Pineapples
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines and other mandarins

Vitamin E (Works with zinc and vitamin A to produce thyroid hormone)

  • Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cooked broccoli (Goitrogenic Food – Limit consumption to 1 or 2 servings a week)
  • Mangoes
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds

Zinc (Boosts thyroid function)

  • Barley
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Crab
  • Lamb
  • Oysters
  • Turkey
  • Wheat
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