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
Low iodine foods — Non-iodized salt, coffee / tea, egg whites, oats, honey / maple syrup
Broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, mustard
Iron -dried beans, green leafy vegetables, lentils, nuts, poultry, such as chicken
Chia seeds, mushrooms, tea, meat, rice
Chickpeas, cocoa powder, cashews and mushrooms
Spinach, okra beans, almond milk and cereals, mushrooms and fatty fish
Olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, avocado
Turmeric, green chillies and black pepper
Fish, seaweed, prawns, crabs, milk and dairy, cheese, egg yolks
Lettuce, beets, spinach, cabbage, carrots, cucumber and pumpkin
Wheat, barley and rice
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