Diet to increase thyroid function

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Dec 14, 2016
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  • Diet plays a very important role if you want hypothyroidism to take a back seat.
  • Certain diets are considered to be beneficial for your thyroid functioning.
  • These foods can help absorb iodine, which is a major contributor to the production of the thyroid hormones.

Diet plays a very important role if you want hypothyroidism to take a back seat. While it is not scientifically proven as to which foods would increase your thyroid function, but certain diets are considered to be beneficial for your thyroid functioning. These foods can help absorb iodine, which is a major contributor to the production of the thyroid hormones and this will help in hormone distribution throughout the body.

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Here is a diet list that will help increase the functionality of your thyroid.

 

[Read: Best Foods for Hypothyroidism]

Organic foods

Organic eggs, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, vegetable juices, beef liver and kidney and sprouts which are derived from organic seeds are believed to increase thyroid activity. In addition to all this, breads which are made from sprouted grains, such as Ezekial or manna, and sea salts are recommended for increasing the functioning of your thyroid gland.

 

[Read: Why to Choose Organic Food?]

 

Oil, Nuts and Seeds

There are healthy oils which includes extra virgin olive oil, unsaturated canola oil, linseed oil and unrefined coconut oil. It is recommended that these oils be used in cooking and salad dressing for thyroid. Also, nuts and seeds such as cashews, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are recommended for you to boost thyroid function; you must however, avoid peanuts.

 

 

Vegetables

You will find certain vegetables that contain vitamins and minerals and can help to increase your thyroid function. You are advised to include garlic, onions and mushrooms in your diet as they also contain high quantities of vitamins and can play key roles in thyroid gland health. You can also eat kelp, which you will find in seaweed salad at Japanese restaurants  the dark matter  that is used to roll sushi may be purchased at health food stores. It comes in brown, green and red varieties.

 

 

Foods containing iodine

High iodine foods like sea salt, iodized salt, seafood, eggs, dairy, cheese, bread, shellfish and yoghurt  can be included in your diet for a more efficient thyroid function. See a doctor in case you are concerned about your thyroid producing too much or too little iodine.By increasing or decreasing these foods, you will regulate the thyroid.

 

[Read: How Lack of Iodine Could Lead to Thyroid Cancer]

 

Choosing the right food is a deciding factor for your thyroid gland's smooth functioning.

 

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