Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Good foods to eat when you have hypothyroid

04-01-2010, 10:53 AM
I just learned I am hypothyroid and have been researching on the net for what foods are good for you for it.

I have read some vegetables are not good for you with hypo?

Is there anyone with hypo that is on a certain diet to control it?

Or just eat right and dont worry about it?:)

04-01-2010, 04:37 PM
hey just had a look on google and it seems that basically a healthy diet is the key, the most important nutrient you need is selenium because this is what converts the thyroid hormone.
here's what i saw for specific foods - 'A healthy diet for someone with hypothyroidism would include whole grains, natural foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and a good supply of seafood and other lean protein. You should cut back on fatty meats. A multivitamin is probably a good idea if you don't already take one'

hope this helps :D

04-02-2010, 05:58 AM
thank you very much Jayne!:cool:

04-02-2010, 03:47 PM
No probelm, youre very welcome :) glad i could help! :D :carrot:

04-02-2010, 06:37 PM
I'm hypo, and while a healthy diet can help support healing, for me I really need my meds at the right dose. It is like night and day when it is wrong!


04-30-2010, 02:24 PM
I've been taking synthroid for almost 30's really important to take any thryoid medicine with a full glass of water. My pharmacist said to not drink or eat anything else for one hour...even coffee. She also said to avoid alot of calcium and fiber for a few hours.

04-30-2010, 03:25 PM
I've been taking synthyroid for about 8 years. I take my pill first thing in the morning with a glass of water. Then I don't eat for 20 minutes after that.

Soy products should be limited, and should not be consumed within 4 hours of taking your pill because they inhibit absorption. It is also recommended that cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts) be limited as they have a suppressive effect on thyroid hormone levels. I eat both, but try not to eat too much of them too often.

05-01-2010, 08:39 AM
3eans - you are so right about the soy and waiting to eat!! since I don't often eat soy I forgot to mention it.

I also read that raw peanuts can effect the thryoid!

I agree about the crusiferous veggies...I eat them too in moderation. It's never really affected my thyroid.