Graves’ Disease / Hyperthyroidism

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:

1 SALT Iodized 54
2 Seasoned 40
3 Sun-evaporated 30
4 Unionized 19
5 DRINKING WATER (US average) 8
6 SEAFOOD
7
Kelp
1,020
8 Squid 39
9 Crab 33
10 Sole 24
11 Clams 20
12 Shrimp 17
13 Shark 15
14 Sea bass 13
15 Lobster 9
16 Oysters 8
17 Red Snapper 7

MEAT AND POULTRY

Beef liver 325
19 Turkey 132
20 Chicken 67
21 Stew meat 66
22

Some of the vegetables are also rich in iodine:

VEGETABLES

32 Asparagus 169
33 Broccoli 90
34 Onion (white) 82
35 Corn 45
36 Brussels sprouts 23
37 Peas 13
38 Tomatoes 10
39 Potato (Idaho) 9
40 Carrots 8
41 Green beans 7
42 Spinach 7
43 Okra 4
Hamburger 44

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