Is Amla Good for Hyperthyroidism? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Amla is good for hyperthyroidism. Because it has zinc and selenium, which can help the thyroid gland to produce and balance thyroid hormones, and vitamin C, which can boost the immune system and prevent infections.

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, heart rate, body temperature, 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 fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and avoid foods rich in iodine, such as seafood, dairy products, and iodized salt.

Now, amla is a sour fruit that is also known as Indian gooseberry.

It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and has many health benefits.

People usually eat amla raw, dried, or in the form of juice, powder, or capsules.

Amla is good for hyperthyroidism because it contains zinc and selenium, which are essential for thyroid health.

Zinc and selenium help the thyroid gland to produce and balance thyroid hormones, and also protect it from oxidative stress.

One amla fruit can give you about 20% of your daily needs of vitamin C, 9% of iron, and 2% of calcium.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can boost your immune system and prevent infections.

Iron is important for the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin, which carry oxygen to your cells.

Calcium is vital for your bone health and muscle function.

Zinc can positively affect hyperthyroidism by enhancing the conversion of T4 to T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone.

Selenium can positively affect hyperthyroidism by reducing the levels of thyroid antibodies, which are involved in autoimmune thyroid diseases, such as Graves’ disease.

Furthermore, amla is a low-glycemic food and low-glycemic foods are good for hyperthyroidism.

Because, they can help regulate your blood sugar levels, which can be affected by hyperthyroidism.

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You can eat one or two amla fruits per day safely.

More than that can cause acidity, diarrhea, or allergic reactions.

Also, you shouldn’t eat amla if you have kidney stones or bleeding disorders to prevent complications.

Because, amla contains oxalates, which can increase the risk of kidney stones, and vitamin C, which can interfere with blood clotting.

You can buy fresh amla in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose organic and ripe amla, which have a green or yellow color and a smooth skin.

Because, they are more nutritious and free of pesticides.

You can store them in a cool and dry place 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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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

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

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