Gluten- free foods are usually high in sugar, making them a huge risk for blood sugar than gluten. People that choose a gluten-free diet end up getting all the gluten free junk foods and this reduce Hashimotos’ symptoms but worsen other symptoms because of the imbalances in the blood sugar levels.
Therefore, the person should eat a real-food diet, doing away with bread made of rice flour, and switching to that made of almond flour. Almond is a good source of fats and proteins and does not shoot up the blood sugar level, unlike the rice flour bread. Alternatively, the person can stick to a Paleo-like diet instead of a gluten-free diet.
A good breakfast is that which does not turn the body into a blood sugar rollercoaster but rather stabilize the blood sugar levels. Therefore, the person can opt for eggs with avocado for breakfast, or beef hash instead of gluten-free foods like potato, corn, or rice. These gluten-free foods are starchy and affect the blood sugar levels in a negative way that inhibits diabetes and Hashimotos’ control.
Blood sugar swings
It is common in people having diabetes and hypothyroidism and as a fact, the type I diabetes is life threatening. A study in Poland reported that 50% of individuals with hypothyroidism have blood sugar problems. It implies that consuming carbohydrate foods increases the levels of blood sugar leading to the immediate release of excessive amounts of insulin. Such levels of insulin release cause low blood sugar, triggering anxiety, fatigue, nervousness, and lightheadedness.
Blood sugar swings weaken the immune system causing an inhibition to the adrenal’s potential to control the blood sugar swings. In the end, hormones of the adrenals run out causing a malfunction. The adrenals will therefore not have the ability to regulate body inflammation leading to an upregulation increase of the autoimmune attack on the thyroid. Regulating the blood sugar can prevent an autoimmune attack.