Saturday, October 5, 2013

Summary of Thyroid Foods

CATEGORYFOODS TO EAT MORE OFFOODS TO EAT LESS OF
VEGETABLESAlfalfa
Artichokes (liver detox)
Avocado (tyrosine source)
Beets
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Celery
Cucumber
Leeks
Mushrooms
Okra
Peppers
Potatoes
Sea Vegetables
Squash
Pumpkin
Tomatoes
Zucchini
African Cassava (used in tapioca)
Asparagus
Bamboo Shoots
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage (including Kimchi and Sauerkraut)
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leafy Greens (Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Spinach)
Radishes
Rutabaga
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Wasabi
Watercress
BEANSAzuki Beans
Black Beans
Lima Beans
Mung Beans
Navy Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Kidney Beans
Split Peas
Garbanzo Beans
All Soy Products  goitrogenic and it blocks iodine absorption
Edamame
Tofu
Tempeh
Miso
Soy Milk
Soy Bean Oil
Soy Flour
HERBSBlack Pepper
Chilies
Garlic
Ginger
Cinnamon
Tumeric
Peppermint
Cilantro
Parsley
Rosemary
Some of these herbs are brilliant for warming you up and raising your metabolism - try black pepper, chilies, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and tumeric.
Cilantro will help detox metals out of your system, especially mercury, a proven toxin for the thyroid gland.
FRUITSApples
Apricots
Bananas
Blueberries
Blackberries
Cherries
Cranberries (iodine)
Dates
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Papaya
Pineapple
Prunes
Raspberries
Grapes
Grape juice
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Strawberries
Wine
GRAINSAmaranth
Quinoa
Buckwheat
Brown Rice
Wild Rice
Barley                            all contain Gluten
Bulgur
Durham
Farina
Graham Flour
Kamut
Kasha
Matzo Meal
Rye
Semolina
Spelt
Wheat
OILSCoconut Oil
Olive Oil
Raw Butter
Coconut oil has a naturally stimulating effect on the thyroid gland.
NUTSBrazil Nuts (selenium)
Macadamia Nuts
Hazelnuts
Coconut Meat
Almonds
Cashews
Flax Seed
Hemp Seed
Peanuts
Pine Nuts
Pumpkin Seed
Walnuts                        Roasted and cooked is better!
FISHSardines
Red salmon
Sadly the global fish supply is poisoned with PCBS and mercury, substances that poison your thyroid and the rest of your body, so it is recommended to cut down your seafood consumption. Limit your fish dishes to a maximum of one serving a week.
Try taking an Omega-3 supplement - deficiencies of this fatty acid have been linked to lower thyroid hormone levels.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS - not eating these due to being veganALTERNATIVES?Without adequate protein the thyroid can't function properly, even if you are taking suitable thyroid medication. 




food that is FERMENTED the traditional way, so things like sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, homemade yoghurt, kombucha tea are all rich in probiotics.most people are Vit D deficient, taking Vit D in 2,000 units is safe and good to do as Vit D is actually a hormone, connected to the thyroid


calcium is key but needs to be taken with magnesium for full absorption

Here are examples of traditionally fermented food you could incorporate to your diet:for hypothyroidism: selenium, turmeric/curcumin, phytosterols and for GI support; probiotics and L-Glutamine are key.

Sauerkraut (pick properly fermented, not in vinegar)for hyperthyroidism: copper and magnesium are a common deficiency in people with hyper.

Kim chee (Korean fermented veggies)

Yoghurt (this is my recipe to make your own yoghurt)Kefir (has different bacteria than yoghurt, also super beneficial)

Coconut water kefirKombucha tea


Vegetable medley (fermented)
Share:

0 comments:

Post a Comment