Diet for Thyroid

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The thyroid is a butterflied shaped gland in the neck region which released the thyroid hormone T3 & T4 Which Play a Major role is a regulation of our full body metabolism. Disturbances in the secretion can lead to the development of either 2 conditions—-Hyper or hypothyroidism.

Hyper— leads to abnormal loss of WF, Tremors, anxiety and other hormonal irregularity.
Hypo — Rapid in uasc in WT, Lethargy, and in females also lead to the development of PCOS & other hormonal derangements.

In case you are suffering from thyroid issues, you might be experiencing health conditions such as depression, fatigue, and constipation. Fortunately, certain food items are considered to be effective for your thyroid, 5 of which we have mentioned in the following paragraphs.

  1. Yogurt

Being a dairy product, it is a fact that 1 cup of any dairy product consists of approximately 85 mcg of iodine. Nevertheless, the amount of iodine present in dairy products will vary from one product to the other. It was found that samples of nonfat milk contain around 125 mcg of iodine in every cup. Greek yogurt or plain, low-fat yogurt happens to be a fantastic source of iodine and it can provide you with around 50% of your everyday iodine intake.

  1. Lean meats

Chicken and beef will provide you with lots of zinc which is considered to be an essential nutrient required for the proper functioning of the thyroid. Besides this, fortified breakfast cereals and beans (baked beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans) will be great choices for thyroid patients as well.

  1. Dried seaweed

As already mentioned, iodine will be needed in adequate amounts to make the thyroid work in the best possible way. Dried seaweed is considered to be one of the best food items that will provide you with lots of iodine. In fact, every 1-gram portion of this food will provide you with 11% to 1,900% of your suggested iodine requirement every day. However, it will be good to verify the amount of iodine present in a particular type of dried seaweed since you must not take more iodine than what will be needed by you. Make sure to adhere to one seaweed-based meal every week for getting the best results.

  1. Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are packed with an essential nutrient known as selenium that will aid in regulating thyroid hormones. In case people are suffering from conditions such as Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease that are related to thyroid, then it will be helpful to consume selenium for preventing any long-term thyroid damage. However, don’t take too many Brazil nuts every day since an excessive amount of selenium might lead to conditions such as hair loss, “garlic breath”, as well as heart failure.

  1. Eggs

Consumption of egg whites can improve your metabolism since it is full of protein. The yolks are likewise helpful since they contain selenium as well as iodine along with lots of protein. 6 grams of protein are present in the entire egg and 50% of that protein is contained in the yolk.