Friday, October 4, 2013

Thyroid Diet foods to Avoid

CATEGORY FOODS TO AVOID NOTES
VEGETABLES 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
Although these vegetables are goitrogenic, they contain important fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, and they are too nutritious to completely avoid.
Try to eat them in moderation only.
Eat them cooked if possible - the cooking process deactivates most of the goitrogenic compounds.
NUTS Almonds
Cashews
Flax Seed
Hemp Seed
Peanuts
Pine Nuts
Pumpkin Seed
Walnuts
Roasting and cooking reduces the thyroid inhibiting compounds.
CATEGORY FOODS TO AVOID NOTES
GRAINS Barley
Bulgur
Durham
Farina
Graham Flour
Kamut
Kasha
Matzo Meal
Rye
Semolina
Spelt
Wheat
These grains all contain gluten. New evidence has shown a link between thyroid autoimmune disease and gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Your body recognizes gluten as a foreign invader, sending antibodies to attack, subsequently attacking your thyroid gland as well.
Since gluten can cause a reaction for up to 6 months from ingestion, it is important to eliminate gluten completely from your diet to halt the attack on your thyroid.
99 percent of people who are gluten intolerant don’t know they have this condition so if you have thyroid issues it is worth getting screened for gluten intolerance, although you can test negative have in fact you have some sensitivity. A good option would be to eliminate gluten for a month and see how you feel. Gluten in widely used in processed foods.
Other items may contain gluten - cereals, pasta, bread, processed baked goods, soup mixes, salad dressings and condiments. Even toothpaste and lipstick!
Goitrogenic compounds are activated in millet when it’s cooked.
Oats are fine as long as they are labelled gluten-free. They are often cross contaminated with other gluten containing grains.
FRUIT Grapes
Grape juice
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Strawberries
Wine
In California fluoride based pesticides are used on grape crops - fluoride is a goitrogen
BEANS Garbanzo Beans
All Soy Products
Edamame
Tofu
Tempeh
Miso
Soy Milk
Soy Bean Oil
Soy Flour
Soy contains isoflavones, it’s effects are goitrogenic and unfortunately it blocks iodine absorption.
People with thyroid issues should seriously reduce or eliminate the amount of soy in their diet, as it’s a major endocrine disruptor.
JUNK FOOD Processed Foods
Deep Fried Foods
Foods Containing Sugar
This group of “so called food" causes inflammation in the body and inhibits the thyroid hormone conversion of T4 to T3.
CATEGORY FOODS TO AVOID NOTES
JUICE Sodas
Reconstituted Juices
Citrus Flavored Sodas
Sodas and reconstituted juices are often manufactured using fluoridated water - fluoride is a goitrogen.
avoid Mountain Dew, Fresca, Gatorade and other citrus-flavored sodas and soft drinks - they contain bromine, a goitrogenic toxin.
Bromine and fluoride are two important culprits responsible for such a rapid increase in thyroid disease world wide.
TEA Black Tea
Green Tea
Black tea and green tea leaves absorb a substantial amount of fluoride from the soil and air.
Fluoride is a very harmful toxin, interfering with fluoride absorption.
SEAFOOD Farm Raised Salmon
Shark
Swordfish
Tilefish
King Mackerel
Farm raised salmon is really a grey color so it has to be dyed with chemicals to appeal to consumers. Studies have shown farmed salmon (like most farmed fish) contains alarming amounts of PCBs, mercury and other carcinogenic agents. Additionally, these fish are crowded with diseased water containing their own waste, chemicals and antibiotics.
Shark, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel should never be eaten as the concentration of mercury is too high, poisoning your thyroid gland. Limit your intake of tuna to once a week - unfortunately there is no such thing as “a safe amount of mercury”.
DAIRY Milk
Cheese
Cream
Milk Powder
Butter
Kefir
Eliminate dairy for a few months and see if you feel better.
Many people with thyroid disease have an allergy or sensitivity to dairy, and they do see an improvement in their symptoms.
If you think you are intolerant to dairy products, then either avoid them or consume them in limited amounts.
Commercial dairy products contain antibiotics and growth hormones, so its much better to go organic.







Goiterous foods if you suffer from hypothyroidism. Goiter is a substance that slows down the thyroid. It is found in bok choy, broccoli, Brussels’  sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens,   radishes, soy, soy milk, soy lecithin (often used as a filler in vegetarian food) and tofu. Cooking them reduces their goitrous properties but you should still limit them in the recovery phase.
Share:

0 comments:

Post a Comment