The thyroid gland produces hormones necessary for normal metabolism, cardiovascular health and cell growth. For the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, it is necessary that iodine, zinc, fatty acids enter the body. Let’s consider at the best thyroid health foods.
Apples are recommended to eat with the peel, because it has the highest content of vitamin B17. The seeds contain up to 15% iodine. But apples should not be abused, as there is a high probability of poisoning.
This fruit has a rich composition: iodine, magnesium, sodium, iron, as well as vitamins A, C, P. Persimmon is even superior to apples in iron content. In addition to protecting the thyroid gland, the fruit also cleanses the blood vessels.
Bananas and apricots.
Normal hormone production is directly dependent on the presence of tyrosine. Bananas and apricots contain a lot of this amino acid. It is also found in avocados, kiwis and figs. A salad of these fruits and 30 g of pumpkin seeds will provide the thyroid gland with the required amount of tyrosine.
Dried plums do not lose their useful properties and are a rich source of calcium, potassium, boron, magnesium and zinc. Regular consumption of prunes will strengthen the immune system and normalize the thyroid gland. People who are prone to being overweight should be careful with prunes, as dried fruits are quite high in calories. Also do not forget about the laxative effect of dried plums. Prunes should not be eaten by people with diabetes – they have a lot of glucose.
Nuts help in the formation of hormones. They contain amino acids, iodine, selenium, vitamins B, C, E and plant antibiotics – phytoncides. Walnuts, Brazil nuts and nutmeg are good for the thyroid gland.
This berry contains the necessary antioxidants and iodine. For better absorption of these elements, cranberries should not be filled with boiling water.
Algae increase blood clotting and lower cholesterol. To cover the required daily intake of iodine, you should consume 60 g of algae daily.
Spinach leaves contain many nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, beta-carotene, saturated and unsaturated fatty and organic acids, fiber, trace elements. When cooking, the vitamins in spinach are almost not lost, so it can be eaten raw or as part of various dishes.
Red fish contains many useful omega-3 acids. This food should be consumed in small amounts daily and preferably in the evening. If you do not want or do not can eat this fish every day, it will be enough to arrange a “fish day” once or twice a week, which will benefit not only the thyroid gland, but also the whole body.
Crab meat (both fresh and canned) contains zinc and vitamin B12. These substances stimulate the body’s immunity and support the thyroid gland.