Foods To Avoid In Hypothyroidism - Avoid These 2 Goitrogenic Groups
Foods To Avoid In Hypothyroidism - Avoid These 2
Have you heard the term "goitrogenic" or goitrogenic
foods? These are foods or dietary components that
induce stress and inflammation of the thyroid gland
(goiter), thus inhibiting its proper function. Now, what is
considered "goitrogenic" to people suffering from
hypothyroidism, typically has no negative thyroid
consequences to those not suffering from
hypothyroidism. With that in mind, let's begin and
address the two big dietary groups actually contributing
to the worsening of your hypothyroidism.
The evidence is clear however, many consultants are
proponents of hypothyroid diets that are high in soy. Do
not consume this uninformed advice.
Soy components when consumed in the diet and enter
the body are known to be estrogenic. This means that
the body responds and reacts to them like estrogen. It
mimics estrogen. Your body will try to adjust to elevated
levels and subsequently cause hormonal imbalance.
Aside from that estrogen inhibits the thyroid gland from
from secreting thyroid hormone. Avoid the following:
edamame, soy milk, tofu, soy burgers and other soy
derived products. Staying away from soy based foods
will enable a better functioning thyroid gland.
There has been some research that has been given
media exposure touting the health benefits of
polyunsaturated fats.However, this research does not
acknowledge much evidence showing the negative
effects, especially those sufferers of hypothyroidism.
Polyunsaturated fats actually block the ability of the
thyroid gland to secrete thyroid hormone. They also
block the transportation of thyroid hormone in
circulation which doesn't allow it to be effectively
distributed throughout the body. Not only that, these
fats block your cells from being able to utilize thyroid
hormone once they get it.
What foods are high in polyunsaturated fats and thus
need to put on your no-no list? A lot of vegetable oils
including soybean oil, safflower oil and then there's corn
oil. Mayonnaise also happens to be high in these PUFs.
Watch out for some seeds and nuts including flax seeds
(and flax seed oil), sunflower seeds and walnuts. One
last admonition, check your salad dressing because most
are heavily comprised of high polyunsaturated fat
culprit, soybean oil as well as others.