According recent researches 13 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and more than half of them are not aware of it. Twenty million people worldwide suffer from Hyperthyroidism and 70% for that is caused by Graves’ Disease.
Since the onset of Graves’ Disease is a combination of factors, one of them certainly is our nutritional habits. A lot of people are concerned about what they should eat and not eat, what diet they should follow, especially when it is known that the iodine content affects the overproduction of thyroid in your body. It is highly recommended by doctors and endocrinologist if you have Graves’ Disease to avoid foods that have a high iodine content.
This is a list of some of the foods with their iodine content to help you determine what to include in your Graves’ Disease diet and what not:
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MEAT AND POULTRY
Some of the vegetables are also rich in iodine: