• Hypothyroidism Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
Diet and Nutrition of Hypothyroidism
  • Increase consumption of food rich in Iodine like seafood, meat, milk and milk products and sea plants.
  • Replace normal salt by iodized salt. This will ensure daily intake of Iodine as no food is complete without salt.
  • Consumption of nutrients copper, selenium and zinc are essential for normal thyroid hormone production and metabolism. Hence food rich in copper such as eggs, lamb, soy products, nuts and seeds, beans, legumes, almonds, broccoli, cereals and dried fruits should be eaten regularly.
  • Food loaded with Selenium include grains, brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken and liver.
  • Good intake of zinc can be ensured through seafood (especially oysters), beef, oatmeal, chicken, liver, spinach and nuts.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are important for normal thyroid function and thyroid hormone activity. Make sure to include flaxseeds, walnuts, beans and fish in your diet.
  • Tyrosine is an amino acid that is the precursor of thyroid hormones. Amino acids are the basic constituents of proteins. So make sure that you include milk and milk products, eggs meat, fish, nuts and oilseeds, pulses and cereals in your diet.