Low thyroid? These foods can help you feel better!
Eating a healthy diet for your thyroid can help you feel better. The following foods and nutrients assist in thryoid function and thyroid healththyroid by supporting your metabolism, digestive system, heart, and brain.
A nutritious diet for your thyroid includes:
- Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds (these contain essential vitamins and minerals and are also sources of dietary fiber for digestive health)
- Lean protein such as eggs, poultry, lean meats, legumes (with their fiber), and fish and shellfish (with their omega-3s for heart and brain health)
- Whole grains (avoid gluten-containing grains, also called a gluten-free diet)
- Heart-healthy oils like olive oil (with its unsaturated fats)
A diet for optimal thyroid function avoids:
- Processed foods—especially those that contain hydrogenated oils and excess sodium and sugar.
- Foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients, like soft drinks, potato chips, candy, etc.
For thyroid health, a nutritious diet is important. Knowing what to eat when your metabolism is slow can help you feel better and reduce your symptoms.
It’s also important to know what foods and drinks to avoid in the few hours before and after taking your medications.
If you feel that you have symptoms that may be related to thyroid function issues, speak with a healthcare provider. If you would like to learn more about the functional medicine approach to hypothyroidism or another thyroid disease, contact us.
The contents of this blog are intended for educational purposes only. The information presented here is not a substitute for proper medical attention, diagnosis, or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider before starting or making any changes to an existing treatment plan, exercise program or dietary regimen, and before using nutritional supplements.
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