What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
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- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
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The Easy Way to Follow a Diet for Hypothyroid
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals for hypothyroid. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following a diet for hypothyroid.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
What to Expect in Your MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner for Hypothyroid
Hypothyroid Diet - Great Foods to Eat
To maintain normal thyroid levels incorporate ocean-fresh seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and other whole foods. Packed with thyroid-boosting powers and fabulous flavors, they're sure to make you feel more vital and energized.
Foods Especially Included in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Hypothyroid
- Selenium foods (Brazil nuts, tuna, tomatoes, onions)
- Iodine foods (sea vegetables, yogurt, cow's milk, eggs, fish and shellfish)
Foods Especially Excluded or Limited in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Hypothyroid
The types of foods typically associated with hypothyroidism include RAW goitrogenic vegetables, soybean-related foods, and gluten-containing grains. As a result, the MyFoodMyHealth diet for hypothyroid excludes or limits the following foods:
- Some raw vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard greens, radishes)
You can consume these foods in cooked form which neutralizes the goitrogrenic properties.
- Soy (tofu, edamame, miso, etc)
- Gluten-containing grains (barley, bulgur, rye, semolina, spelt, wheat, etc.)
A diet for hypothyroidism should include whole foods rich in iodine, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, as well as vitamins B6, C, and E. These nutrients naturally support proper thyroid functions as well as overall good health and vitality.
Iodine (Is a major component of thyroid hormone balance and is antimicrobial)
High Polyphenols (Acts as an anti-fungal)
Niacin (Is required for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)
Riboflavin (Vitamin b2) (Is essential for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)
Selenium (Helps to convert T-4 to T-3)
Vitamin B6 (Is required for normal manufacture of thyroid hormone)
Vitamin C (Boosts thyroid gland function)
Vitamin E (Works with zinc and vitamin A to produce thyroid hormone)
Zinc (Boosts thyroid function)
FREE Sample Recipe for Hypothyroid
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What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to secrete sufficient thyroxine and triiodothyronine. When thyroid hormone production is below normal, all body functions slow down leading to a sense of mental and physical sluggishness, weakness, and weight gain. Chronic cases can lead to dull facial expression, drooping eyelids, hoarse speech, thinning or dry, brittle hair, dry skin, myxedema (swelling of the skin and soft tissues), menstrual disorders, bradycardia, pericardial effusion, constipation, depression, paresthesias, ataxia, and anemia. Recent studies also show a link between gluten-intolerance and hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Fatigue, lethargy, slower movements
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Intolerance to cold
- Dry skin and hair
- Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
- Puffy eyes
- Heavy menstrual period
Risk Factors and Causes of Hypothyroidism
- Gender (occurs four times more in women than men)
- Age (increases with age, especially women over 50)
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Radiation therapy for cancer
Treatments for Hypothyroidism
For both hyper- and hypothyroidism
- Use your thumb and fingertips occasionally to press very gently along the front of your neck just below the Adam's apple to feel for lumps and bumps. If you feel lumps or bumps this may signal thyroid trouble.
- Limit the amount of goitrogenic foods. Goitrogens can interfere with iodine absorption into the body and can lead to an enlargement of the thyroid gland, suppressing the thyroid function. Example foods include: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, millet, mustard greens, peaches, pears, radishes, rutabaga, soybeans and soy products (including tofu), spinach, strawberries, and turnips. Cooking the vegetables listed will remove most of the goitrogens found in them.
- Avoid soy products (miso, tofu, edamame, etc.)
- Avoid gluten grains and sugars
- Add iodine-rich food to your diet: try using sea vegetables like nori in your soups or kombu when you cook beans.
- Use iodized salt found naturally in unrefined Kosher, sea and marsh salts.