October 12, 2021

Diet for hyperthyroidism: Foods to embrace and avoid for a healthy lifestyle

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As per the BTF website, based on the NHS Eatwell guide, a healthy diet includes:
Eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every dayBasing meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pastaHaving some dairy or dairy alternativesEating some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteinChoosing unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amountsDrinking plenty of fluids (at least six to eight glasses a day)A doctor or pharmacist may recommend specific supplements or vitamins for people with hyperthyroidism.
People with Graves’ disease or other types of autoimmune thyroid disorder may be sensitive to side effects from iodine.
So a doctor may recommend keeping to a diet that avoids large amounts of iodine.