Foods containing gluten
Patients with celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, are more likely to develop thyroid disease. Regular consumption of products made with wheat grains can weaken the immune system, worsen our wellness, and negatively affect the thyroid gland. For the good condition of the organ, it is worth excluding from the daily menu, for example, white bread, flour dishes, pasta made from wheat flour. Of course, this should be done under the supervision of a doctor.
Excess salt in the diet
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned for years against consuming too much salt. According to experts, 5 grams of salt is a daily dose that we should not exceed. It should be noted that excess sodium negatively affects the work of the thyroid gland and increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Salt is found not only in our salt cellar, but also in fast food, Chinese soups, deli and many other products.
Sugar and dairy products
Dairy products and foods rich in sugar are also not recommended for people with thyroid problems. Too much sugar can cause symptoms such as fatigue, low mood and weight gain. With thyroid disease, it is better to choose lactose-free milk or goat’s milk instead of regular milk.
Vegetables are healthy and should be a regular part of our menu. Unfortunately, some of them contain goiters that make it difficult to absorb iodine in the body and interfere with the action of the hormone TSH, which is produced by the pituitary gland. These chemical compounds are goiter substances found in, for example, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. People with thyroid disease should avoid this vegetable.
Kamel Sikora, journalist at WP abcZdrowie
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