Thyroid Specialist, Benedicte Lerche MSc PhD

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Thyroid Diet Protein Guide

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Getting enough high-quality protein in your daily diet is crucial for good thyroid function, but what kind of protein is best, and how much protein is needed per day to keep your thyroid function up. This guide provides you the knowledge you need about the relation between thyroid function and protein intake. Learn more about this guide below.



Does Protein Affect Thyroid?

Getting enough high-quality protein in your daily diet is crucial for good thyroid function. A protein-deficient diet can lead to hypothyroidism and hormonal disturbances. Many people are not getting enough good quality protein in their diet. As much as 100 grams of good protein is needed daily for a general sized person This protein guide helps you incorporate protein-rich thyroid supporting foods into your daily diet.

Is protein good for thyroid patients?

The thyroid gland produces two-third T4 and one-third T3. T3 is the active thyroid hormone that works on your cells to increase cellular energy production, whereas T4 is the storage hormone that is turned into T3. The conversion of T4 to T3  takes place mainly in the liver, Protein is essential for good liver function, and without good liver function the body cant active the thyroid hormone.

The liver also has other important functions, including detoxification of estrogen and endotoxins from the intestine. An excess of estrogen and endotoxins creates general inflammation and hormonal disturbances.

In order to function optimally, the liver needs large amounts of high-quality protein. This protein guide helps you get enough good protein into your daily diet.

This protein guide answers the following questions: 

  • How much protein is needed per day?
  • What types of protein is of high quality and which is low quality?
  • What proteins are recommended on a thyroid supporting diet?
  • What are good animal  protein sources
  • What are good vegetable protein sources
  • What is the protein content in recommended high-quality protein-rich foods?

Further recommendations: 

Our hypothyroid treatment program provides more information about the liver’s role in metabolism, and how you can help your liver perform better, with the right food and vitamins.

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1 review for Thyroid Diet Protein Guide

  1. Stig

    Short but precise guide that explains clearly how protein affect your thyroid!

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