A few changes in your diet can really help with your low thyroid problem. This page contains tips on changing your eating habits, both to help your thyroid function and to give you a little more energy too.
The key to a low thyroid diet really is to nurture your body with clean, healthy foods. Replacing empty, processed junk food with real nutrition keeps your metabolism revved up.
The great thing about this diet is that you can eat a huge variety of food. Unprocessed meat, fish, poultry, grains, bread, dairy, veggies and fruit. A varied diet is actually essential, as each food contains different vitamins and minerals essential for long term health.
Increasing your Iodine intake can help stimulate thyroid gland function. The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating body metabolism and energy expenditure.
Kelp extract supplements are a potent source of Iodine, as well as all different types of seaweeds and seafood.
Drinking fresh juice is great way to support your thyroid gland, rebuild your immune system and restore yourself to a healthy way of living.
Raw fruit and vegetable juice contain many elements that support and heal your body - minerals, vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants.
You must only use freshly squeezed fruit, veggies and herbs. Try experimenting with combinations of celery, bananas, apples, cucumber, parsley, ginger, cilantro, wheatgrass and cayenne pepper. All are excellent for cleansing your system.
It’s actually best to use a variety of different ingredients and vary your juices as much as possible. If juicing seems like such an effort then veggie and fruit smoothie blends are great as well.
Spicy food doesn't just taste great, it actually increases your metabolism too. Black Pepper, Ginger, Chili Peppers and Cinnamon all raise your body temperature, increase your circulation and help you burn fat faster!
A diet stacked with junk food disrupts not only your thyroid gland, but every cell in your body. Organic animal products have less pollutants and chemicals to weaken your thyroid gland.
Organic food also has a higher nutritional content than non-organic commercialized produce.
Omega-3 fatty acids are responsible for boosting your metabolism and increasing circulation. Their high fiber content also acts as an appetite suppressant.
Good sources of this metabolism-boosting acid are flax seed, acai berry, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring. Many people use flax oil and acai berry as a supplement.
Constipation is very common symptom of hypothyroidism, so it's important to get enough sources of fiber to keep things moving.
Great sources are brown rice, brown rice pasta, oats, beans, apples, oranges, and dried apricots.
Although it’s much better if you can obtain enough fiber from real foods, you can also use fiber supplements such as Psyllium husk. Constipation is sometimes a symptom of hypothyroidism, so you can try these supplements if things aren’t moving fast enough.
Be sure to include Tyrosine in your diet - it is essential for proper thyroid function. Protein is also necessary as a protein deficiency is actually like to hypothyroidism.
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