What is a Good Diet
Modify Your Diet
If you suffer from a thyroid disorder like hypothyroidism, it’s very important that you modify your diet.
Doing so will ensure that you’re going to get, on a daily basis, the correct nutrition that’s essential and vital for your health.
The 2 Food Groups To be Aware of:
The most important thing you need to learn about is the 2 types of food groups that
(1) will help normalize as well as balance your hormones and
(2) would be detrimental to this health challenge and to your health in general.
The discussion here will center on both types of foods. You’ll have sufficient knowledge by the time you feel confident and ready ready to make the necessary changes to your diet.
1. Weed out the secretive ‘Thyroid Killers’
The first thing you should do to implement an effective diet for hypothyroidism is to weed out the hidden “thyroid killers” that you’re including in your current diet. These thyroid killers actually are foods that create havoc to your natural hormone balance.
Processed and fast foods top of this list of foods. You should avoid these at all costs. A whopping 99% of all processed foods are packed with common preservatives that result in detrimental side effects that last over the long term.
If you suffer from thyroid problems, you’ll experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance much more quickly than those people without thyroid disorders. It’s wise to keep clear of these foods altogether.
Avoid Goitrogenic Foods
Examples of these whole foods that are goitrogenic include cruciferous vegetables as well as leafy vegetables that include spinach.
Foods that are goitrogenic contain chemical compounds which cause disturbances to the natural hormonal balance of the body.
Therefore, you should limit, or eliminate, your consumption of these foods, even if they are whole foods and are not processed.
2. Avoid food items high in refined sugar
Such foods also include any type of commercial sugar and syrups. A common commercial sweetener is HFCS or high fructose corn syrup. This product is included in many commercially produced foods ranging from biscuits, cookies and soft drinks/soda.
If you suffer from hypothyroidism and you just can’t afford to gain more weight, you should avoid HFCS because this extra weight is very difficult to shed off due to a lowered basal metabolic rate (BMR).
Additionally, foods high in sugar also cause your blood glucose levels to spike. Choose natural sweeteners like stevia instead.
If you crave chocolate, drink a mug of warm chocolate made with pure cocoa powder sweetened with stevia. Reduce your consumption of sweets, lollies and candy; it’s very easy to eat more than a single serving when you’re are enjoying familiar treats.
3. Eat organic, pastured meats, wild-caught fish
For a good source of protein, iodine, zinc, selenium and iron, choose grass-fed beef and/or free-range poultry. According to established medical research, organically produced meats remain the best sources of protein.
So long you exercise the caution of only consuming the correct servings (don’t over-eat), eating meat should have more benefits for your health.
4. Eat smaller meals, 3 spread out evenly throughout the day
Divide your total daily food consumption into 3 smaller meals eaten at regular intervals throughout the day.
The two diet secrets that many people are still not aware of:
(1) Don’t skip meals. (2) Avoid starving yourself.
Skipping meals and starving yourself only serve to widen the gap between meals. These two actions will only slow down your metabolism. Eating less frequently will certainly not help you lose those pounds that you’ve gained.
Article by Heather Crompton
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