While it’s best to personalize food choices based on your specific condition, there are some items many thyroid patients should limit or be mindful of:

  • Highly processed foods: These are often high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats, which can worsen inflammation and interfere with overall health.
  • Excessive amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables: While moderate amounts are fine, large quantities can be problematic for some individuals with thyroid issues. Lightly cooking them may improve their suitability.
  • Excessive soy intake: Soy-based products can interfere with the absorption of thyroid medication for some people. Talk to your doctor about how much, if any, soy is appropriate for you.