“The foods you eat can help with Graves’ disease, but they can’t cure it.”

Graves’ disease causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone, which can result in hyperthyroidism. Certain symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism include extreme weight loss despite eating normally, brittle bones, and osteoporosis.

Diet plays a big factor in managing Graves’ disease. Some foods may exacerbate Graves’ disease symptoms. Food sensitivities or allergies may negatively impact the immune system, causing disease flares in some people. For this reason, it’s important to try to identify the foods you might be allergic to. Avoiding these foods may lessen symptoms.

“Graves’ disease can be reduced by eating certain foods with specific nutrients. These include:”

Calcium-rich foods

Hyperthyroidism can make it difficult for your body to absorb calcium. This can cause brittle bones and osteoporosis. Eating a diet high in calcium may help, although some dairy products are fortified with iodine and may not be as beneficial for you as others.

It is important to talk to your doctor or a nutrition expert about which dairy products you should avoid and which you should eat. Other types of food that contain calcium are also included.

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Foods high in vitamin D

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from food more readily. Most vitamin D is made in the skin through the absorption of sunlight. Dietary sources include:

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  • salmon
  • The tuna.
  • mushrooms

Foods high in magnesium

If your body doesn’t have enough magnesium, it can affect its ability to absorb calcium. A magnesium deficiency may also worsen symptoms associated with Graves’ disease. Foods high in this mineral include:

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  • Pumpkin seeds.

Foods containing selenium

A deficiency in selenium is associated with thyroid eye disease in people with Graves’ disease. This can cause bulging eyeballs and double vision. Selenium is an antioxidant and a mineral. It can be found in:

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  • brown rice
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Talk to your doctor or a nutrition expert to figure out which foods you should avoid. You can keep a food diary to track which foods cause your symptoms. Some types of food are not good for you.


According to an older 2007 study, there is a higher incidence of Celiac disease in people who have thyroid disease than there is in the general population. This may be due, in part, to a genetic link. Foods containing gluten may make treatment more difficult for people with autoimmune thyroid diseases, including Graves’ disease. Many foods and drinks contain gluten. It’s important to read labels and to look for gluten-containing ingredients. These include:

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  • triticale
  • The yeast of the brewer.
  • grains of all kinds such as spelt, kamut, farro,
    and durum

Dietary iodine

There is some evidence that excessive iodine intake might trigger hyperthyroidism in older adults or people who have a preexisting thyroid disease. Iodine is a micronutrient that is necessary for good health, so taking in the right amount is important. Discuss how much iodine you need with your doctor.

Iodine-fortified foods include:

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  • bread
  • Milk, cheese, and yogurt are some of the dairy products.

Foods that are high in Ii are included.

  • seafood, especially white fish, such as haddock,
    and cod
  • seaweed
  • Other sea vegetables, such as seaweed.

Avoiding meat and other animal products

One study found evidence that vegetarians had lower rates of hyperthyroidism than those who followed a non-vegetarian diet. The study found the greatest benefit in people who avoided all animal products, including meat, chicken, pork, and fish.

“Graves’ disease is a leading cause of hyperthyroidism. It can be alleviated or reduced in some people. Learning about your food sensitivities will help you decide what to eat.”

There are specific vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Keeping a food diary can help you decide what to eat and what to avoid.