The thyroid gland It is a gland of our endocrine system that we find under the Adam's apple, specifically on the trachea and next to the thyroid cartilage. It is a fundamental gland for our body, since it produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
These two hormones control our metabolism; that is, the way in which the different cells of our organism use energy. Hence, problems in the thyroid gland can cause the person to lose or gain weight suddenly, and without any other medical cause related.
In this sense, the hyperthyroidism it is a medical condition that is popularly also known by the name of overactive thyroid ; that is, the thyroid gland tends to produce too much thyroid hormone, which causes symptoms such as fatigue and general fatigue, goiter, nodules in the thyroid, frequent bowel movements, heat intolerance, increased appetite with weight loss, restlessness and nervousness ...
Luckily it is a condition that has treatment, which helps its resolution. It consists of the consumption of radioactive iodine and antithyroid drugs, and from a nutritional point of view it is fundamental that the person knows what the Prohibited foods with hyperthyroidism .
What are the foods prohibited with hyperthyroidism?
Fundamentally the Foods not recommended with overactive thyroid are those foods rich in iodine . Highlights include the following:
- Vegetables and vegetables : tomatoes, garlic and spinach.
- Vegetables : peas, lentils and beans.
- Fruits : it is not advisable to abuse strawberries, apples, apricots, pineapples, mangoes and coconut.
- Cereals : oats, corn, sunflower and soybeans.
- Seafood .
- Iodized salt .
- meats : it is not advised to abuse sausages and red meats.
- Plants, herbs and spices : cinnamon, basil, ginseng, terrestrial ivy, fennel, hyssop, fucus algae.
- Nuts : Brazil nuts, dates, cashews and hazelnuts.
It is also recommended to avoid refined and processed foods.
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