Role Of Nutrition In Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer: Cancer In The Thyroid Gland
Thyroid Gland: hormone-producing endocrine to control the speed of metabolism.
Is it that diet plays an important role in thyroid cancer?
Yes, adequate Diet with apt, nutritional intake allows thyroid cancer treatment to
be followed by a good prognostic response.
So following food intake is recommended in thyroid cancer:
(thyroid friendly food in thyroid cancer)
1. Whole grains rich in fiber: Gluten-free grains such as brown rice, wild rice,
oats, popcorn, whole wheat grain bread, pasta, and cereal
2. Vegetables rich in fiber and antioxidants: broccoli, cauliflower, onions,
garlic, carrots, sea vegetables, seaweed, tomatoes, squash, bell peppers
3. Fruits rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and fiber: berries, kiwi, cherries,
citrus fruits, papaya, mango, plums, and red grapes
4. Seafood:
• fish containing omega 3 fatty acids: salmon, tuna, herring, lake trout,
flounder, halibut and sardines
5. Meat: beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, legumes, and tofu
What is the iodine amount to be taken in thyroid cancer?
• Low iodine in the diet is a risk factor for thyroid cancer
• low iodine diet during radioiodine therapy is a necessity during treatment
The foods rich in iodine are to be avoided in such cases.
What is different low iodine food?
(food as an enemy of thyroid in thyroid cancer)
a) Iodized salt
b) Cheese
c) Milk
d) Yogurt
e) ice cream
f) butter
g) other dairy products
h) Packaged bread
i) baked goods
j) Chocolate
k) skins of potatoes
l) Seafood
m) Soy products (soybeans, lima beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and other
types of beans)
n) Eggs

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