May 2022

Weight Loss in Thyroid: 8 Foods to Avoid 

By Parul Dube

The foods you eat may have an effect on your thyroid medication. Some nutrients are beneficial to thyroid function while others inhibit the absorption of thyroid medications.

Soy and Tofu Products

Isoflavone is a soy compound that may have a negative impact on your thyroid. Some researchers believe that eating too much soy increases the risk of hypothyroidism


Gluten should be avoided by people who have hypothyroidism. Gluten is a protein found in certain processed and refined grains such as wheat, barley, and rye.

Fried and Fatty Foods

Fried foods, mayonnaise, margarine, and other fat-laden foods are high in unhealthy fats.

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The main herbs that interact with thyroid hormones and medications are lemon balm and bugleweed. It may also inhibit thyroid hormone synthesis.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables with high fibre content, such as broccoli, cauliflower. These may interfere with thyroid hormone synthesis, resulting in hypothyroidism.


Caffeine consumption can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone drugs. According to studies, those who took their thyroid medications with coffee had abnormal thyroid levels.


A study found that alcohol consumption has an effect on thyroid hormone levels and synthesis. 

Sugary Foods

Sugar is high in calories and low in nutrients. According to one study, sugar causes obesity and inflammation. Weight gain is caused by inflammation. 


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