Your thyroid covers a lot of ground to ensure that your body is running in peak physical condition. While it doesn’t get the attention that the heart, brain or lungs do, your thyroid helps with essential bodily functions like regulating your body temperature, energy, digestion, metabolism, and more.
Below are 7 foods that will help keep your thyroid running in top shape.
Sapwood isn’t just for the ocean anymore.
A single sheet of seaweed contains more than a whole day’s worth of iodine. That’s right, the slimy stuff that you kick off your feet when you’re leaving the ocean contains a vital nutrient that helps regulate your thyroid.
Brazil Nuts will have you feeling great.
Brazil nuts contain two vital nutrients that your thyroid desperately needs to stay healthy and continue to perform its essential tasks. Consuming between six and seven Brazil nuts will provide you with all the selenium your thyroid needs to jumpstart its hormone production process. Brazil nuts are also high in zinc, which helps to prevent hypothyroidism.
Berries for snacks.
Berries and particularly acai berries are high in the antioxidants that help to prevent hypothyroidism. So stop by one of those new acai bowl places in town and get yourself a healthy snack that will keep your hormones in balance!
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Eggs to start the day.
Starting the day with a couple of eggs might seem like something out of a 1950’s sitcom, but eggs are high in selenium and iodine. Just a single egg contains 20% of your daily selenium and 15% of your daily iodine.
Garlic is a well-known anti-inflammatory, and it does wonders for your metabolism.
Olive oil is also high in the antioxidant polyphenols, which contains several anti-cancer properties.
Lentils are an excellent source of plant-based protein, which also contains a great deal of iron. Keeping your iron high will help in the prevention of hypothyroidism.
With something this important to your day-to-day health, it's crucial that you take care of it. I hope you enjoy this list and you find ways to incorporate it into your weekly regiment.
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