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Hi! I'm Stelios Pantazis. I'm a doctor and I specialize in medical nutrition and metabolic disorders. Our subject today is the foods the help and harm people diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. I've already posted two videos on Hashimoto's disease, and if you haven't watched them, you should watch them after you watch this video, because you'll find some of the information there. Let's see which foods help people suffering from Hashimoto's disease. Fruits and leafy vegetables. Fruits and leafy vegetables are the best choices you can make in your diet either you suffer from anything or not. Fruits and vegetables should be the base of our food pyramid. This applies to people suffering from Hashimoto's disease too, which is driven by inflammation in the thyroid, because fruits and vegetables contain abundant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances that fight inflammation in the body. Cruciferous vegetables. The cruciferous family includes extremely healthy vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket etc. You may have heard that cruciferous vegetables contain goitrogens that may damage the thyroid. In a previous video, I've talked extensively about this subject, but, for now, just remember that you can consume cruciferous vegetables, but not in huge amounts, and cooked as often as possible. In this way, you'll have no problem. Starchy vegetables. Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas and pumpkin are particularly crucial for our health and they should be included in the diet of a person suffering from Hashimoto's disease. Olive oil. We don't have to say much about olive oil, just that it's considered one of the most important magical ingredients of the Mediterranean diet. Obviously, it helps here too. Gluten-free cereals. As I've explained in a previous video on the ideal diet of people suffering from Hashimoto's disease, if you suffer from it, you'd better limit or even quit gluten. The gluten-free cereals are brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and amaranth, although usually oat is okay too. Dried nuts. Dried nuts are rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances and they are very healthy for all of us, but even more for people suffering from Hashimoto's disease. If you are overweight, however, you'd better not eat huge amounts of dried nuts. However, in the 80,000 cases that I've seen, rarely have I recommended the limitation of dried nuts to people trying to lose weight. I've noticed that the problem is usually something else. Legumes. Besides fruits and vegetables, the next significant ingredient of the best diet in the world, the Mediterranean diet, are legumes. Let me remind you that you should choose legumes with as bright colors as you can find. They're richer in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances and they may also be tastier. For example, if you haven't done so already, you can introduce black lentils and black beans, which are really rich in beneficial substances, into your diet. Fish. Good-quality fish and legumes are the most important sources of quality protein in the Mediterranean diet. Therefore, besides eating legumes 1-2 times a week, the same goes for fish, particularly the fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as sardine, anchovy, trout, chub mackerel, mackerel and horse mackerel. Spices and herbs. Turmeric, the yellow powder from the plant's root that includes the particularly useful substance called curcumin, is unfortunately not common in our diet. But this doesn't prevent us from introducing it into it. You can enrich almost every pot meal with turmeric and other spices, making them much more nutritious and much tastier. Moreover, herbs such as dill, parsley and celery are not missing from our diet and they are ingredients that make it very nutritious and tasty. Now that we've seen which foods are particularly beneficial for people suffering from Hashimoto's disease, we'll see which foods should be avoided by people suffering from this disease. Processed foods. As we've said in a previous video, people diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease must make sure their weight is normal. Unfortunately, processed foods, such as sugar or consumer pastries and charcuterie, don't contain any fibers and have high energy density, namely too many calories packaged in a small amount of food. This makes it hard to lose weight and it usually leads to significant weight increase. Therefore, foods rich in sugar, white flour, charcuterie and other processed foods should not be included in the diet of a person diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. Dairy. As I've said in a previous video, people suffering from Hashimoto's disease often seem to be lactose intolerant too. This should be a reason urging you to limit dairy and quit milk, if you suffer from Hashimoto's disease. Quitting all dairy is not required in every case, but a try won't harm, so that we can see how this will affect your health and the anti-thyroid antibodies. The results may be worth the abstention. Soy. The traditional Greek cuisine does not include soy. Therefore, very few people in Greece systematically consume soy. Although the studies are not clear yet, if you consume soy and suffer from Hashimoto's disease, you'd better find alternatives in order to quit it. These are the foods that positively or negatively affect the progress of Hashimoto's disease, so if you suffer from it, you'd better adjust your diet in order to enrich it with the foods that help and limit or even quit the foods that cause a problem. I've posted two more videos on Hashimoto's disease and you should spend some time watching them, if you haven't done so already. If you thought this was interesting, please give us a thumbs up. Share it with people who you think might find it interesting and subscribe to our channel in order to get notified when we upload a video. You can also suggest subjects in the comment section. Thank you very much!

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