You can lose weight with sluggish thyroid!
The condition of underactive thyroid appears when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce sufficient amount of thyroid hormone, which regulates the metabolism. This problem is usually followed by some symptoms, such as gaining weight, depression, low concentration, poorness, or dry skin. If you don’t treat hypothyroidism, it will cause problems. When people use drugs for treating the thyroid gland, they still have to eat healthy in order to improve the effect of the drugs, and symptoms of hypothyroidism. There are people who use medication, but don’t use healthy nutrition, and they still have symptoms, even they have normal tests of blood. The symptoms can be eliminated with good healthy food, good treatment, and lifestyle changes.
In most cases hypothyroidism is caused by an auto-immune disease called Hashimoto’s disease. In this disease, the immune system attacks the thyroid, so this is where fruits and vegetables can pack a punch in improving your immune system.
Tips for Healthy Thyroid Function:
All fruits and vegetables contain powerful phytonutrients that support a healthy immune system. Due to the inflammation was seen in an auto-immune disease, it is important to reduce the inflammation with antioxidants by eating a rainbow to provide valuable phytonutrients.
You should eat food with selenium, such as eggs, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, garlic, shellfish, and other. These foods will help to support your metabolism. If you have a deficiency of selenium, that can be seen by a blood test, and analyses of nail and hair.
Healthy thyroid function also requires adequate levels of Iodine, a trace mineral, required by the body for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Eating Iodine rich foods such as seaweeds, marine fish, pineapple, iodized sea salt, (avoid the free-flowing agent), spinach and lettuce.
Avoid the over consumption of raw goitrogens and unfermented soy products. Here is more on goitrogens and hypothyroidism.
Stress has a negative effect on your thyroid gland and your thyroid hormones. You can avoid stress by implementing some exercising technique in your daily routine, such as yoga, meditation, reading, warm baths, etc.
Excess fluoride and bromide exposure can interfere with the health of the thyroid. Fluoride and bromide can be taken into the thyroid gland in place of iodine.
Avoid gluten if you are intolerant. There are a number of studies that indicate auto-immune diseases, particularly Hashimoto’s’ disease, can be related to a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Avoid sugar, caffeine, preservatives, additives, processed food, and synthetic colors as much as possible.
Some studies found out that consuming coconut oil is effective and helpful for healthy function of thyroid gland.
So, don’t wait. Go ahead and feel empowered with a sluggish thyroid gland. You can succeed in excellent energy, health and weight loss goals!