Some dietary guidelines can be formulated for hyperthyroidism as follows
- It has been observed that patients usually suffer from severe malnutrition so try to maintain the adequate intake of calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Protein requirement can be increased up to 40-50% more than the previous requirements. So consult your nutritionist prior to any meal planning. However, some rich sources of protein are cereal- pulse combinations, egg, poultry and meat products.
- Increase the intake of vitamins A, B complex and C. Some rich sources of these vitamins are carrot, papaya, green leafy vegetables, pulses (sprouted), cereals and citrus fruits.
- Increase the intake of minerals like calcium and phosphorous by including milk and milk based products, dark green leafy vegetables and millets in your regular diet.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Limit the intake of caffienated beverages and fizzy cold drinks.