According to the BTF website, based on the NHS Eatwell Guide, a healthy diet includes:
- Eat at least five servings of different fruits and vegetables every day
- Meals based on high-fiber, starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
- Have some dairy products or milk alternatives
- Eat beans, legumes, fish, eggs, meat, and other proteins
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat them in small amounts
- Drink a lot (at least six to eight glasses a day)
A doctor or pharmacist can recommend special dietary supplements or vitamins for people with hyperthyroidism.
People with Graves’ disease or other types of autoimmune thyroid disorders may be sensitive to iodine side effects.
A doctor may therefore recommend following a diet that avoids large amounts of iodine.