Food Tips to Support Your Thyroid

Posted by Doug Willen on

Your thyroid is in charge of many of the body’s systems, from heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and metabolism. Your thyroid creates, stores, and regulates hormones throughout your body that control these systems, so when it’s not functioning properly, this can really affect your life and cause a number of health issues.

When the thyroid doesn’t function correctly, it can be the cause of two conditions that often go undiagnosed. Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid that produces too little of the body’s necessary hormones, and hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid, that produces too much. 

Most people will try to find comfort and solutions in the form of medication or surgery, but this can just mask symptoms without solving the underlying problem. To improve their day-to-day lives, there’s a simple, more natural way to help…

Controlling Your Diet and Nutrition

Go Gluten-Free

Gluten, found in many grains and foods such as bread, pasta, pizza, and cereal, can interfere with the thyroid’s ability to produce enough hormones to regulate bodily systems, intensifying the effects of hypothyroidism. 

For some nutritious, gluten-free foods to introduce your diet, you could try rice, cassava, corn, soy, potatoes, tapioca, beans, and sorghum.

Eat Non-Sugary Desserts

In high amounts, sugar can be dangerous. Not only is it bad for your body, it’s also very addictive and can lead to cravings. It also can cause inflammation and break down vital parts of the immune system. When this is combined with hypothyroidism, the body will have a hard time balancing blood sugar levels.

Unbalanced blood sugar can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and other issues, which is why it’s important to limit sugar intake when regulating your thyroid.

Eat Foods Rich in Iodine

Iodine has the opposite effect of gluten on the thyroid. Iodine is essential for thyroid function, so instead of inhibiting it, it supports and strengthens the thyroid! However, most people don’t get enough iodine in their diet.

Some iodine-rich foods include seaweed, nori, shrimp, oysters, yogurt, and cheese.

Eat Foods High in Selenium, Zinc, and B-Vitamins

Three nutrients are essential for strong thyroid function: Selenium, Zinc, and B-Vitamins. Selenium helps make the thyroid hormone, Zinc helps convert T4 hormones into T3, and B-Vitamins regulate overall thyroid function.

For foods high in selenium, try Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pinto beans, halibut, grass-fed beef, wild-caught salmon, and organic oats. 

Great sources of Zinc and B-Vitamins include lamb, grass-fed beef, cashews, spinach, chicken, eggs, mushrooms, chickpeas, and asparagus. 

Introduce Some Ashwagandha

An ancient herb used for over 3,000 years, Ashwagandha helps the body manage and relieve stress. It can lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, help mental health, and fight anxiety and depression. 

It’s so full of benefits, it’s actually included in my Thyroid Support Formula!

One Last Thing…

As I just mentioned above, I also sell a great way to take care of the thyroid, my Thyroid Support Formula! 

This formula contains three important ingredients for thyroid function that I’ve already brought up in this article: Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Ashwagandha Root Powder.

Designed to safely and naturally support the thyroid and a healthy metabolism, this product also works to support the immune system and increase natural energy as well as reduce fatigue, stress, and exhaustion! 

Click here to order today!

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