Do you have Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidsm is when your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones. Your thyroid controls your metabolism and having hypothyroidism can cause many side effects. Hypothyroidism can cause mood swings, weight gain, cold hands and feet, fatigue, dry ski, hair loss, memory loss, depression, and more.
One of the keys to controlling hypothyroidism is taking medication that your doctor will prescribe. You can also help relieve your symptoms by avoiding the following foods because they are high glycemic foods and thus convert to sugars, giving a quick rush of energy. High glycemic foods also help control the production of insulin in our bodies. Since people with hypothyroidism already have low production of hormones and slowed metabolism, your body doesn't need an abundance of these foods that leave your body crashing after the initial rush and spike in blood sugar.
White rice is a staple in many households and a favorite dish here in the south. Lots of dishes are prepared here in the deep south with rice as a require ingredient, such as red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp creole, jambalaya, rice and gravy, etc.
Potatoes are another vegetable that is served a lot (too much) in most households. Paired up with tempting deep fried French Fries calling out your name when you pass by fast food joints, it is easy to see where we may be eating too many potatoes.
White bread is another food item to avoid if you have hypothyroidism. White bread is made from white flour and this is another of the low glycemic foods to avoid.
Avoid ice cream sweetened with high fructose sweeteners. Go for the "No Sugar Added" varieties or sugar free ice creams or novelties that can be found in your grocer's freezer.
Fruit juice is another food item that is very high in sugar content. Some juices on the market also contain high fructose sweeteners added to the juice that makes this one over the top for hypothyroidism and diabetics.
I have hypothyroidism and had no idea. Good job.
@ Penelope7 - My doctor didn't discuss diet with me. Wish I had known this when I was first diagnosed.
I know a couple of people with this condition. I wonder if they know. Good article to inform them. Thanks. H5
Thank you for sharing this important and useful list.
Good list of things not to eat if you have this condition.
select one here...