How to Eat Well When You Have Graves’ Disease

Berries, Dairy, and Protein for Graves’ Disease

Written by Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD

There’s really no such thing as a Graves’ disease diet. It’s more about filling your plate with healthy foods that won’t aggravate Graves’ disease symptoms. In addition to watching what you eat, you’ll most likely need a combination of treatments, such as medications and radioactive iodine, as part of your overall Graves’ disease treatment plan.

Graves’ disease is actually the most common cause of hyperthyroidism—when your thyroid gland over-produces thyroid hormone. Although Graves’ disease can’t be prevented or treated through diet alone, certain foods can help ease Graves’ disease symptoms.

This article walks you through the foods you should choose to help manage the symptoms of Graves’ disease. However, because everyone has unique dietary needs, you should also talk to your doctor or registered dietitian about creating a meal plan.

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