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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What foods are best for hypothyroisdism?

    currently on 100 micrograms thyroxin daily
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    Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    Vitamins and minerals that can have an effect on thyroid function and antibody levels include:

    • Vitamin A, D, E
    • Iodine
    • Selenium
    • Zinc
    • Iron

    I would  recommend that you get these vitamin and mineral levels checked to see if there are any deficiencies. If there are none, consuming a well-balanced diet as outlined in the new Australian Dietary Guidelines would be a good start (www.eatforhealth.gov.au).

    If you are deficient in any of the above mentioned vitamins and minerals I would recommend you speak to an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). APD's can work with you and your GP to formulate a specific plan to help correct any nutritional deficiencies. To find an APD near you head to www.daa.asn.au 

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    Claire Ward

    Dietitian, Nutritionist

    Hello I'm Claire Ward, Accredited Practising Dietitian and owner of Allied Nutrition. We offer in-home nutrition consults on a wide range of nutrition-related issues, and … View Profile

    I agree with what Chris said above regarding a healthy balanced diet incorporating plenty of fresh fruit and veg to ensure adequate micronutrient intake.

    In my clinical experience, people with hypothyroidism sometimes struggle with maintaining a healthy weight so I would advise you to limit your consumption of energy-dense foods which may lead to weight gain. These foods include: take-away meals (burgers, pizzas, fish&chips etc.), lollies, sugary drinks, high-fat snack foods, cakes and biscuits, pies and chips. Alcohol is quite energy-dense also, so try and limit the amount of alcohol you drink, and have as many alcohol-free nights as possible.

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