Hoshimoto’s disease- Protein!
Well from what I have been able to determine I need to up my protein intake. I need to make sure I get at least 50 grams of it a day. At the same time I am vegan. I am exploring my options Part of the problem is I need to remove possible inflammatory items off my table. I have to eliminate eggs, dairy, soy, gluten, night shades (bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplants), potatoes, legumes and grains. I also may need to remove nuts and seeds.. OK! what does that leave.
Well so far I know I can have hemp, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconuts, and also probably keep almonds and sunflower seeds. Brazil nuts are also supposed to be good for me. However I now wonder if I need to soak all nuts and seeds somehow. I also should try to incorporate protein powder with pea protein. I can eat lots of vegetables, but goiterous ones need to be cooked (kale, broccoli, cauliflower. etc.). I should leave off fruits, though I read I may be able to have cranberry, cherries, raspberries, black berries, and perhaps kiwi. Part of the problem with fruit is I am also allergic to Yeast that can be on the skin of fruits, fresh or dried. I especially need to stay away from dried fruit.
Today I had some buckwheat toast and coconut yogurt with hemp seeds. Two handfuls of Brazil nuts. (Need to cut back.) Celery sticks with almond butter. Carrot sticks. I had a VEGA French Vanilla protein shake made with almond milk and frozen cranberries. For dinner I had buckwheat grouts mixed with black beans and fresh basil flavored with coconut aminos. For Dessert I had plain coconut yogurt mixed with frozen cranberries. IF that is all of it, I think I need to find ways to eat more. Tomorrow is another day.