Is Apple Cider Good for Hyperthyroidism? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Apple cider is good for hyperthyroidism. Because it has acetic acid and it is a low-iodine food.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition that affects your thyroid gland, which is located at the base of your neck.

In hyperthyroidism, your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, which regulates your metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, and other functions.

This can lead to various health problems, such as weight loss, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, palpitations, and eye problems.

One of the key factors in managing hyperthyroidism is diet.

What you consume can affect your thyroid function, which can impact your hyperthyroidism symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage hyperthyroidism, you should consume foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries, cruciferous vegetables, and vitamin D, and avoid foods high in iodine, such as seaweed, dairy products, and iodized salt.

Now, apple cider is an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples.

People usually drink it cold or hot, sometimes with spices or sweeteners.

Apple cider is good for hyperthyroidism because it contains acetic acid, which can help restore your body’s pH balance, detoxify your body, increase iodine absorption, and minimize thyroid swelling.

One cup of apple cider can give you about 3% of your daily needs of vitamin C, 2% of iron, and 1% of calcium.

Acetic acid can positively affect hyperthyroidism by reducing inflammation, improving insulin sensitivity, and lowering blood sugar levels.

Furthermore, apple cider is a low-iodine food and low-iodine foods are good for hyperthyroidism.

Because, excess iodine can worsen hyperthyroidism by stimulating the production of more thyroid hormones.

You can drink one to two cups of apple cider per day safely.

More than that can cause stomach upset, tooth erosion, or drug interactions.

Also, you shouldn’t drink apple cider if you have ulcers, gastritis, or acid reflux to prevent irritation and burning.

Because, apple cider is acidic and can aggravate these conditions.

You can buy fresh apple cider in your local market or can order it online.

Always choose organic, unpasteurized, and unfiltered apple cider.

Because, these types of apple cider have more nutrients, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria than processed ones.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing hyperthyroidism effectively.

I always recommend my hyperthyroidism patients to follow a hyperthyroidism-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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