Hypothyroidism and Fruits

by cheskarr on August 25, 2010

Hypothyroidism and FruitsHypothyroidism is a disorder when your thyroid is not producing the required thyroid hormone that controls the way your body consumes and uses energy. An underactive thyroid is often due to lack of iodine.

The most common cause of this kind of disorder is the Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in which case the immune system of the body attacks or impairs the thyroid tissue resulting to inadequate production of thyroid hormones. It could also be caused by viral infection, drugs, radiation therapy for cancer and endocrine deficiency.

There are certain fruits which contain micronutrients that could supplement the thyroid tissue for instance, tyrosine which could be found in Bananas and Avocados. Tyrosine is an important part of thyroid hormone. It reduces the stress hormone level which affects the mood or temperament of an individual. It also reduces and calms stress, fatigue, cold and sleep deprivation which is why it is also known as the anti-stress amino acid.

Tyrosine can improve physical activity, performance and presence of mind. Supplement with other antioxidant fruits like cherries and blueberries and with food packed with iodine like seaweeds and seafood. What to avoid are goitrogenic food or fruits which can increase the risk of goiter like peaches, pear and strawberries.

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