Best foods for Hypothyroidism

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i have been suffering from Hypothyroidism and just wondering what sort of food is best for people like me. i would like to know what kind of food has helped people like me.

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    morning tim. I  also have a under active thyroid + gut problems. I have found the best diet for me is gluten free. might be of interest to you. if  you key gluten free in the search box it might give you some hints on diet. good luck. Dave.
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    My sister was experiencing this problem last year. She didn't go gluten free but she did cut out foods high in grease as those seemed to aggrivate the situation. Her doctor also put her on vitamins to avoid teeth/hair problems stemming from this but I cannot recall what the name of them was. She drastically improved in three months which was amazing as she had some scares before being diagnosed. After a year she had shown enough improvement to no longer be in danger.
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    Hi Tim, with hypothyroidism it is more what you should cut out. For some unknown reason brassicas should be excluded eg brocolli, cauliflower, spinach.  Choose low fat, foods rather than butter for example, avoid high salt intake and cut down on hidden fats & sugars (cakes, biscuits, chocolate). You should cut out coffee and peanuts.  Also you should not take iron tablets. In fact if you Google you can probably get a list of foods to avoid and to include. 
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    Hi;

    Cutting out gluten is very key for thyroid healthy.  Basically the protein portion of gluten closely resembles that of the thyroid gland. So when it enters the bloodstream, the immune system tags it for destruction and these antibodies also attack the thyroid since it is very similar in identity.  Also oddly enough cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc. are not good for people with thyroid issues. Cutting out sugar and processed foods will always help. Also taking a good quality probiotic will be very helpful. Another thing you might want to consider is doing a heavy metal test. I had one done and doing a chelation did wonders for my thyroid. Doing a hormone panel is a good idea too if you haven't done one already.  Hope this help! :o)

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