Food in thyroid
I am 25/male suffering from hypothyroidism. Please suggest what fruits and vegetables should i consume to control my thyroid ???? Thanking you.. Waiting in anticipation
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Dr. Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician 3 yrs exp Mandya
Hello,,, if you are hypothyroid,, you need to start on Thyroid hormone replacement treatment. It's pretty simple, you need to take a pill daily in empty stomach (dose is assigned depending on your Thyroid function test). Coming to food, Constipation is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. An early symptom of hypothyroidism is weight gain. Low-calorie, high-density foods such as fresh produce, Include either fresh fruits or veggies at each meal, if possible, Specific foods such as blueberries, cherries, sweet potatoes, and green peppers are also rich in antioxidants, nutrients that are known to lower risk for heart disease, and also helps to reduce inflammation in thyroid. Seaweed has a high concentration of iodine, an essential nutrient for thyroid function. "Iodine is the precursor for the production of thyroid hormone," Fish is also a good source of the nutrient selenium, which is most concentrated in the thyroid. Selenium also helps decrease inflammation.An inexpensive and versatile food, beans are a great source for sustained energy, which can be helpful if hypothyroidism leaves you feeling drained.Fortified milk not only has added vitamin D, but also significant amounts of calcium, protein, and iodine. Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts are all particularly high in selenium, which helps the thyroid function properly. Remember food alone doesn't help you with the treatment,, you need to take L-thyroxin pill daily.
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