Every cell of the thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone.
Thus, any damage to the thyroid cells will automatically decrease the number of thyroid hormones produced, which leads to hypothyroidism.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS; studies suggest that those people with Hashimoto’s disease may benefit from following a GLUTEN-FREE DIET.
What is a gluten-free diet?
Gluten is a protein that is found in the following food items –
3) Triticale, and
There are Certain Foods to Avoid in Hypothyroidism for Patients —
The most common condition that causes HYPOTHYROIDISM is HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS. It is an autoimmune disease and is characterized by increased inflammation and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress causes damage to the human body’s antioxidant defense mechanism and leads to cellular damage.
Following is the list of foods that not just contribute to oxidative stress but also lead to overweight and obesity, so limiting these products by a hypothyroid patient could help him/her maintain a healthy body weight and lifestyle.
1. PROCESSED FOODS
2. FOODS AND DRINKS HIGH IN ADDED SUGARS
3. FRIED FOODS.
WHAT ARE GOITROGENS? (Foods to Avoid in Hypothyroidism)
GOITROGENS are foods that have the tendency to interfere with thyroid hormone production and can cause GOITER in humans. This triggers the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which then promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, eventually leading to GOITER.
GOITROGENS include foods like –
CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES –
Cruciferous vegetables are low-calorie and rich in folate, vitamins C, E, and K, and fiber. which include –
2) BOK CHOY
4) BRUSSELS SPROUTS
11) PEARL MILLET
In general, people with hypothyroidism should NOT CONSUME large amounts of any goitrogenic foods.
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