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Hypothyroidism Diet: 6 Foods to Eat and 6 Foods to Avoid

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones, which Healthline.com says, “…help control your growth, repair and metabolism.”

This results in an underactive thyroid and can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, and hair loss. And while diet alone can’t cure the condition, certain foods contain nutrients that can help to improve thyroid function. But others can do more harm than good. Read on to learn which foods to eat and which to avoid if you have hypothyroidism…


1. Fish

Fish, especially those that are wild-caught, are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which Dr. Axe says are “essential for hormone balance and thyroid function.”

Additionally, the source indicates that, when balanced against the omega-6 levels in your diet, omega-3s can also “reduce inflammation and support healthy neurological function.” Try eating fatty fish like Alaskan salmon, Pacific sardines, and Atlantic mackerel once or twice per week to realize their full benefits.

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