Believe me your doctor is more likely to give you pills than recommend that you follow a healthy hypothyroid diet. But the reality is that pills will only provide you short term success while getting on the right hypothyroid diet will help you to overcome hypothyroidism completely in the long term.
Believe me you can have all the latest pills and medication to help you but if you don’t tackle the underlining issue which if your diet then you are never going to be able to recover from hypothyroidism.
Now if you are ready to jump on board and get your diet right you have another obstacle in your face and that is finding a hypothyroid diet that actually works. Believe me this is an issue that I had to overcome because the reality is that most of the hypothyroid diet’s out there are terrible and based on poor outdated research.
But of course with modern day technology and a lot more research into what foods you should be consuming to overcome your hypothyroidism there are many great hypothyroid diet plans that will help you get into great health.
But there are some facts that we must appreciate and that is that most of the modern day research that has been conducted will take decades to reach the mass public. This will mean that there are going to be a lot of people that will fail to implement a hypothyroid diet plan that actually works in the long term.
Well for all of those people out there that seriously want to improve their health with a hypothyroid diet and don’t want to wait decades for the information I’ve got a few tips for you all.
5 Hypothyroid Diet Tips to Help Heal Your Thyroid
Just below are 5 of my top tips that you must absolutely implement if you want to successfully implement a hypothyroid diet. Of course I’ve taken the time to really analyze each tip to make sure that you go away understanding exactly why you should be implementing it.
1. Eat Some Shellfish
The great thing for those that live very close to the water is that they have an abundant supply of seafood. In particular you are going to find that shellfish are great for your thyroid. So in terms of your hypothyroid diet you should definitely stock up on it.
The number one thing they are good for is they supply your body with the much need thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This is the hormone that you are not going to find in any other meat product. So making sure that you are eating a lot of shellfish will ensure that you are getting plenty of the hormone.
Another great thing about shellfish is that they have plenty of selenium in them. Selenium is essential and one of the most important nutrients that your body needs to change inactive T4 into the active T3 thyroid stimulating hormone inside of your liver.
2. Cut the Processed Foods
Believe me it this tip isn’t just for those that are trying to perfect their hypothyroid diet but for the general population at large. We need to stop messing about with processed junk and start consuming more real food.
The biggest issue with eating a lot of processed junk like grains is that they cause your blood sugar levels to spike for no reason. This means that your body secretes insulin which in turns lowers your blood sugar.
All this up and down movement in order to balance out your blood sugar levels causes your body a lot of stress.
Let us not forget that most if not all of the processed foods that you are going to find will be full of toxic chemicals such as flavor additives and preservatives.
3. Cook Your Veggies
Of course cooking your vegetables is a really controversial subject area when it comes to your hypothyroid diet. The reason for this is that there are two different sides to the same coin where some people side with the raw food movement and others with the cooked food.
The facts are that raw vegetables contain a lot more nutrients then the cooked ones but the reality is that what you eat does not matter but what is more important is what you digest.
If we look at it a little deeper then we are going to find that raw vegetables are very difficult to digest so in comparison to the cooked variety you are going to digest a lot less of the nutrients.
You should also want to take the time to really cook your vegetables properly so that you can break apart the fiber and make it as easy as possible for your body to digest the nutrients.
4. Don’t Overdo the Water
Of course there are many things that you want to avoid when on a hypothyroid diet and one of them is water… controversial I know!
The fact is that we have been told since we were little that an average person requires 8 glasses of water a day to live a healthy life. But as we already know those that have hypothyroidism suffer from water retention.
So why on earth would you drink more water than you need because your body is just going to struggle to get rid of it.
It really doesn’t make much sense.
This water retention can cause the sodium levels in your body to decrease drastically which can only result in your experience with hypothyroidism getting worse over time.
There is a simple solution and that is to only drink water when you feel thirsty.
The fact is that your body is very good at looking after itself so when it needs water you are going to naturally feel thirsty. So those that are out in the sun all day will naturally want to drink more water than those that are sitting in doors watching TV.
5. Drink Your Coffee
The fifth and last hypothyroid diet tip that I want to share with you today is involving coffee…
You may or may not believe me but coffee really has some amazing properties that are great for your thyroid. Of course this does not mean that you should go out there and binge on coffee!
First rule is that you must never drink a cup of coffee on an empty stomach. You also want to limit the amount of sugar that you add.
The great thing about coffee is that it has caffeine which will do wonders to stimulate your thyroid into working properly. Not only that but coffee also has a lot of magnesium and B vitamins which are essential for those that want their thyroids working in top order.
There have been many recent research studies carried out which suggest that those people out there that drink a lot of coffee have very little chance of developing thyroid issues and even major illnesses such as cancer.
I will be the first to admit that many of these hypothyroid diet tips that I’ve shared with you today are extremely controversial but I can tell you right now that they are all based on solid research study… one after another.
So I would encourage that you take my tips and apply it to your own hypothyroid diet and believe me you are going to be astounded with the results