Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Hypothyroidism Diet: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Hypothyroidism Diet: Foods to Eat and 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…

Want diet & nutrition content delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our exclusive diet & nutrition newsletter!

Eat

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.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Copper
    For thousands of years, copper has played an important role in human history. For centuries it was a crucial mineral in the production of everything from weapons to tools and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Important Facts About Depression in Women
    Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of Americans – in fact, Healthline.com says that in any given year, about 16-million adults in the country have had at least...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Food Ingredients That are a Recipe for Depression
    There's been a lot of discussion lately about the gut/brain connection, and along the same lines, experts have already identified foods that could be making your depression worse.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar
    Sugar is hard to resist – it lights up that pleasure center in your brain, which makes you want more.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Foods That Will Make You Gain Weight
    It seems like all of America is obsessed with losing weight, but what happens if you want to gain weight?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Health-Related Reasons For Hair Loss in Women
    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
    News is circulating about the many benefits of coconut oil. This blend of beneficial fatty acids is being touted as the “cure-all” for an array of health woes—from digestive...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Reasons You’re Waking Up In The Night
    We've all been there before, lying awake at night, tossing and turning, wondering why you're unable to sleep.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • What Happens When You Cut Out Sugar
    Sugar is hard to escape. Even if you're one of those people who don't have a "sweet tooth" and do a good job at avoiding sugary indulgences, you're most likely still consuming a...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Types of Food to Help Manage Depression
    Hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world cope with depression each and every day.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Possible Explanations for Unintentional Weight Gain
    We're going to start with a disclaimer here – if you've been eating a lot of high-carb foods and not getting any exercise, you're bound to put on some pounds depending on your...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Popular Signs and Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure
    Here at Activebeat, we talk a lot about the dangers of high blood pressure, or hypertension.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Causes of Goiters that Aren't Swell
    A goiter can appear as a swelling in your neck, and can also cause physical sensations such as a tight feeling in your throat, explains the Mayo Clinic.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 5 Things to Know About the Micronutrient Selenium
    Although selenium is an essential micronutrient, not many have heard of it or are aware of how important it is to the body. As a result, an estimated 0.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Cancer Screening Tests Every Woman Should Get
    Cancer doesn't pick favorites, but there are certain types that are particular to men or women to look out for.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice