Foods to eat for hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid gland makes excessive amounts of the thyroid hormones. Increased iodine intake, Graves disease, thyroiditis or tumors in the gland can lead to hyperthyroidism. Fatigue, heat intolerance, increased appetite, lack of concentration and anxiety are some of the symptoms associated with this condition. Your doctor may prescribe antithyroid medications or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. Roughly 1 percent of Americans have hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism is more common. Great food to eat to

Raw is better or slightly cooked

broccoli                    brazil nuts ( 3 a day)

brussel sprouts               cauliflower

kale                            mustard                               turnips                          millet                   peaches

radishes ( these are the best and will help you the most eat daily if you can)

spinach                   mint                                    rosemary                         seafood

sea vegetables like kelp and seaweed. Bugleweed is good but don't take if you are breastfeeding.

Caffeine; alcohol; and added sugars, such as cane sugar, brown sugar, brown rice syrup, honey and corn syrup, may also worsen the condition. Use  stevia for a great  sugar substitute.

Taurine is an amino acid that is essential for the functioning of the nervous system and for maintaining fluid and salt levels in the blood. It also is a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells and tissues from the harmful effects of free radicals formed as a result of various metabolic processes in the body. The unstable free radicals, otherwise, react with the DNA and protein of healthy cells and damage them. Taurine can be obtained from foods such as meat and dairy products. Taurine supplements are available as tablets, capsules and powders. They often are used to boost energy levels and to increase athletic performance.


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