DO’S AND DON’TS
It is recommended to focus on the calorie content of foods. In addition, the menu should contain many dishes rich in iodine and tyrosine necessary for the thyroid gland. Protein and valuable micronutrients should also be sufficient. But excess protein is undesirable.
If you are not allergic to seafood, be sure to consume them. Constipation is common in people with thyroid hormone deficiency. To prevent such phenomena, periodically include fiber-rich foods such as cereals, fruits and vegetables in the menu. At the same time, it is desirable that they all be cooked boiled or steamed.
The second option is even more desirable, since it helps to preserve the nutrients contained in the core. In addition, steamed dishes are much better absorbed. In hypothyroidism, this aspect is especially important because the metabolism slows down.
What foods are recommended for nutrition with hypothyroidism for weight loss:
- Fish. These can be ocean fish species rich in omega acids, such as salmon. You can also include mackerel and herring in the menu.
- Meat. Preference should be given to lean varieties, such as lean beef, chicken breast.
- By-products. For people with hypothyroidism, cod liver is beneficial.
- Low-fat dairy products such as milk and kefir. You can also use lean and mild types of cheese.
- Porridge. For people with hypothyroidism, rice, wheat, and buckwheat porridge are good options.
- Dried fruits. Dates are especially recommended.
From fruits, you should pay attention to apples, bananas, kiwi, avocados. As for berries, currants, cherries, blueberries have a beneficial effect on people with hypothyroidism. Fruit jelly can be used as a dessert.
Recommended whole grain bread or special bread sold in diabetic departments. From vegetables it is allowed to eat cucumbers, tomatoes , beets, bell peppers, zucchini, eggplants and pumpkin. You can eat them whole or prepare a salad dressed with vegetable oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Seaweed is very useful.
People with hypothyroidism can drink up to several cups of coffee daily. This drink helps to launch metabolism, which is especially valuable in this pathology.