The American Thyroid Association states that over 12 percent of the population in this country has a thyroid condition - that’s about 20 million Americans. More than half of them don’t know the problem exists. Nutritioncan playan essential role in thyroid health and metabolism. Consider 10 superfoods for a healthy thyroid.
Most of the time you are told to avoid it, but using iodized table salt in moderationprovides the thyroid with an element it needs to function correctly - iodine. Next time you buy salt, look at the label and make sure it is iodized.
2. Fresh Spinach
Fresh spinach and other leafy greens are good sources of magnesium, a mineral that the muscles in the human body including the heart need as does the thyroid.
That’s the whole egg, not just the egg whites. Eggs contain many nutritional elements that benefit the thyroid including:
Eating whole eggs will benefit your brain, too.
4. Brazil Nuts
Nuts, in general, are a good choice but Brazil nuts have something most other nuts don’t - selenium. It’s a mineral that is necessary for proper thyroid health, and it also benefits the liver and skin. If you are not a fan of Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds are effective choices too. By the way, nuts are a good source of plant protein, also.
5. Wild Salmon
Most people realize that salmon and other oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart. What you might not know is salmon is also a good source of selenium, zinc, magnesium and B vitamins to benefit the thyroid.
Seaweed gives the thyroid that one element that it can’t do without - iodine. Your body’s need for iodine has limits, though. You don’t want too much at one time. If you opt for seaweed then avoid other iodine-rich foods like kale, for example.
Kale is also a goitrogen, meaning it can interfere with the way the thyroid absorbs iodine and can contribute to a goiter, something medical science discovered back in 1949.
7. Baked Potatoes Eaten With the Skin on
Baked potatoes are also a natural source of iodine. Make sure you eat them with the skin on, though, to get the full benefit.
Cranberries are one of those super foods that are just good for you in almost every way. They are rich in phytonutrients, and key vitamins for thyroid support,specifically vitamin C and K. Cranberries are also a good source of manganese.
9. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a good news/bad news food. Too much of it will increase your levels of bad cholesterol.In minimal amounts, though, it can benefit the thyroidbecause of the high levels of fatty acids.
Yogurt is full of nutrients that help the thyroid including iodine. Any yogurt will do even low-fat and Greek.
Diet isn’t the only way to support your thyroid, though. The right nutritional supplement can contain all the elements your thyroid needs.1 Body’s Thyroid Support product has the necessary iodine along with a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and amino acids explicitly formulated for thyroid health.
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