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What types of foods are beneficial for both hypothyroidism and osteoporosis?

I am a 57 year old female and borderline osteoporosis. I also have hypothyroidism and I am trying to find out what foods I can use that would be most beneficial for both of these condiditons. The main issue I currently have with my thyroid is the weight I have gained. 

Some of the foods I need for one are not good for the other condition.  Any suggestion?  I was using alot of kale and now see that it is not good for my thyroid. Looks like romaine is the only one I should be using? Thanks, Lyn

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4 years ago

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Hi Lyn. Thank you for your question. Here is a great article on thyroid health if you want some additional info:

http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-thyroid-health

Romain lettuce is a great option in place of kale. You can also try celery, beetroot, beetroot leaves, zucchini, cucumber, lemon, oranges and melon as these are beneficial for your thyroid. A main concern when blasting for the thyroid is goitrogens, however, when you cook your dark greens, many of the goitrogens are deactivated. You may want to try cooked greens in your blast every once in awhile.

In addition to the foods listed above add cacao, cashews, almonds and wheat bran for additional magnesium. Magnesium is stored in the bones and is important for bone strength and health. For great sources of calcium use dried herbs like celery seed, thyme and non-gmo tofu, sesame seeds or tahini.

I hope this gives you some additional options. Please let me know if you have any further questions. =)

4 years ago

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