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Foods for Hyperthyroid Patients

Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body’s metabolism, causing unintentional weight loss and a rapid or irregular heartbeat. Read about the foods that help you with this condition
Arpit Gupta
Arpit Gupta
Apr 172 min read
Foods for Hyperthyroid Patients

Hyper-Thyroid and Foods

Thyroid gland is one of the most crucial organs of the human body. They regulate metabolism, or the way the body uses energy. If thyroxine levels are low, many of the body’s functions slow down.

The thyroid creates two thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These regulate metabolism, and they also affect the functions like brain development, temperature, menstrual cycles, weight and muscle strength.

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body’s metabolism, causing unintentional weight loss and a rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which can make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose.


Unintentional weight loss, even when your appetite and food intake stay the same or increase, Rapid heartbeat, Increased appetite, Nervousness, anxiety and irritability, Tremor — usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers, Sweating, Increased sensitivity to heat, Fatigue, muscle weakness

Friendly Foods

Low iodine foods — Non-iodized salt, coffee / tea, egg whites, oats, honey / maple syrup

Cruciferous vegetables

Broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, mustard

Vitamins and Minerals

Iron -dried beans, green leafy vegetables, lentils, nuts, poultry, such as chicken


Chia seeds, mushrooms, tea, meat, rice


Chickpeas, cocoa powder, cashews and mushrooms

Calcium / vitamin D

Spinach, okra beans, almond milk and cereals, mushrooms and fatty fish

Healthy fats

Olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, avocado


Turmeric, green chillies and black pepper

Not-so-friendly Foods

High iodine foods

Fish, seaweed, prawns, crabs, milk and dairy, cheese, egg yolks


Lettuce, beets, spinach, cabbage, carrots, cucumber and pumpkin

Gluten rich

Wheat, barley and rice


Coffee, tea, soda and chocolate

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