Hypothyroidism Diet Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid

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2. Calcium-Rich Foods

Calcium can prevent the proper absorption of thyroxine in the body. People with hypothyroidism should wait at least four hours after taking thyroxine before they consume calcium supplements or foods that contain calcium, such as milk, yogurt and ice cream. This reduces the possibility of blood thyroxine levels being impacted.6‘Thyroid and Diet Factsheet.’ British Thyroid Foundation, www.btf-thyroid.org/thyroid-and-diet-factsheet.

Certain over-the-counter antacid remedies, such as Tums, contain calcium carbonate. So for those with hypothyroidism, the four-hour rule applies to these antacids as well.7‘Levothyroxine: MedlinePlus Drug Information.’ MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682461.html.

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