Nutrition For Thyroid Health

Nutrition Tips for Thyroid Health

Nutrition is key for a healthy thyroid. Here’s a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid when it comes to thyroid function from our nutritionist, Jessica Quinones.

Eat more:

  • Green Leafy Vegetables: Spinach in particular is high in zinc. Zinc deficiency has been link to hypothyroidism
  • Healthy Fats: Brazil nuts contain selenium which helps regulate thyroid function
  • Organ Meats: Liver is one of nature’s most concentrated sources of vitamin A
  • Berries: Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols
  • Anti-inflammatory Foods: Curcumin found in turmeric can be helpful in down-regulating autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s

Consume less:

  • Fluoridated water: Fluoride has been proven to act as a trigger in inducing thyroid cell death
  • Alcohol: Drinking inhibits the peripheral thyroid hormones, free T3 and T4
  • Processed Foods: Processed foods may cause gut damage leading to decreased thyroid function
  • Refined sugar: Hypothyroidism is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Gluten-Containing Foods: If you have Hashimoto’s the first dietary recommendation is to remove gluten from your diet due to an immune reaction to gluten that triggers a thyroid autoimmune attack

For more information on thyroid disorders, click here.
Watch: A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)

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