Steer Clear of These 3 Popular Foods, Says a Thyroid Expert

If you're not familiar with thyroid disorders, it's likely that someone close to you is. According to MindBodyGreen, some experts believe 30% of women will develop the autoimmune disorder in their lifetime. 

An over- or underactive thyroid can wreak havoc on your health. Thyroid expert Fern Olivia explains, "Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can cause rapid weight loss, an unusually fast heartbeat, and anxiety, while hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can trigger constipation, mental fogginess, weight gain, and extreme fatigue."

Since being diagnosed with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, Olivia says cutting out certain foods "has been crucial to my healing journey. It may seem difficult at first to avoid all of these triggers, so be gentle with yourself, and beat by beat, you'll begin to notice a tremendous change in how you feel."

These are the three foods a thyroid expert would never touch.