The best kept secret to hypothyroidism treatment is now out of the bag and ready for all of us to use. When I tell you that the best kept secret to hypothyroidism treatment costs you nothing extra you will get excited. When I tell you that the secret to hypothyroidism treatment works for people of all ages and all genders you will be beside yourself with anticipation. When I tell you that the best kept secret to hypothyroidism treatment is in dietary changes you can make you are likely to turn a deaf ear to me. Hang on and listen to a little more before you grumble about not wanting to eat a special diet.
Foods to Include More Frequently in Your Diet
To begin with I am not trying to tell you to limit the foods you eat to just the ones that are recommended to promote thyroid health. You have other systems in your body that need nutrients just like the thyroid gland does. I am going to suggest that you try to add some of these healthy for your thyroid gland foods to the normal diet you already have.
You can add navy beans, strawberries, yogurt, cod, liver, organ meats, dairy products, seaweed, iodized salt, eggs, mozzarella cheese, and many other iodine and iron rich foods to help support your thyroid gland hormone production. That would not be so hard to do; now would it?
Foods to Limit
This is the part you hate because none of us want to limit any of the foods we love. That could be why such a large percentage of the American population needs to lose some weight. The foods that I am going to ask you to limit are actually foods I want you to stop eating raw in large quantities. You can still have every food on this list, just please start eating them cooked. The following foods are proven to cause goiters and hypothyroidism and goiters go hand in hand.
Be sure you cook your mustard greens, kale, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, peaches and pears before you eat them. I do not want you to stop eating spinach, just cook it so you will not get complications from it.
The Big No-No
You knew that sooner or later when you were talking about a diet there would be a big no-no food mentioned. Well, there is actually not a big no-no food. If you are concerned about weight loss then you will want to limit your intake of starchy carbohydrate rich foods like cakes, white breads, and corn. That is for weight loss purposes.
If you want to lose weight you will want to reduce your fat intake and switch to low fat dairy products and cooking lean meats in a manner that removes the excess fats from them, like grilling. These meats are healthier for people who are trying to lose weight.
The big no-no that we are going to discuss is skipping meals in order to reduce caloric intake. When you skip meals you deprive your body of fuel that it needs at the time. You become sluggish and lethargic. When you skip meals you will eat more at the next meal because you are so hungry. You will wind up taking in more calories on average than you would have taken in by eating the meal you skipped.
If you are battling hypothyroidism then eat a sensible diet that has plenty of iron, selenium and iodine rich foods in it.