Your thyroid functions so smoothly that you can forget it’s there. An under-active thyroid can bring on weight gain, sluggishness, depression, and increased sensitivity to cold. An overactive thyroid, on the other hand, can cause sudden weight loss, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, and irritability.
We give you 3 best foods and 3 worst foods for your thyroid.
Plain, low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt is a good source as it can make up for about 50% of your daily intake of iodine.
People with an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D than their healthier counterparts.
3. Chicken And Beef
Zinc is a key nutrient for your thyroid. Too little zinc intake can lead to hypothyroidism. You can also become deficient in zinc if you develop hypothyroidism since your thyroid hormones help absorb the mineral.
A 3-ounce serving of beef chuck roast contains 7 milligrams, a 3-ounce beef patty contains 3 milligrams, and a 3-ounce serving of dark chicken meat contains 2.4 milligrams of zinc.
4. Fast Food
Eating a gluten-free diet helps control the symptoms, which may also help protect the thyroid gland. But unless you have celiac disease, you might not want to avoid breads after all. In fact, thanks to some of the baking processes, bread can actually contain some iodine.
6. Processed Foods
You may be taking in too much sodium, which can set you up for high blood pressure, then heart disease, minus the iodine.