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Diet Guide For People with Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is caused by an overactive or enlarged thyroid gland that produces too much thyroid hormones. If left untreated, it may lead to many health problems such as heart complications, bone loss, and fracture risk.

Aside from getting treatment for hyperthyroidism, observing a diet that is balanced and low on iodine will help in protecting and reducing the effects of hyperthyroidism.


  • low-iodine food
  • Tea and coffee without milk
  • Non-iodized salt
  • Egg whites
  • Unsalted popcorn and nuts
  • Fresh or canned fruits
  • Bread without salt, dairy, and eggs
  • Oats
  • Potatoes
  • Honey and maple syrup
  • cruciferous vegetables
  • Brocolli
  • Bok choy
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Mustard
  • healthy fats
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Avocado
  • Unsalted nuts and seeds
  • vitamins and minerals
  • Iron for vital bodily functions
  • Selenium to help balance thyroid hormone levels
  • Zinc to keep your immune system and thyroid healthy
  • Drinking caffeine
  • Calcium and vitamin D for building and maintaining your bones healthy
  • spices
  • turmeric
  • green chilies
  • black pepper


  • seafood
  • fish
  • seaweed
  • prawns
  • crabs
  • lobster
  • sushi
  • agar-agar
  • nori
  • high-iodine food
  • milk and dairy
  • cheese
  • egg yolks
  • iodized salt
  • iodized water
  • caffeine

The article written above is for informational and educational purposes only. For serious medical and health concerns, please consult a licensed health provider.