Suffering from Thyroid? Heal Thyroid By Including these Foods in Your Diet
Thyroid, a small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, is responsible for secreting the thyroid hormones in the body. These hormones affect the body’s metabolic rate along with the pace at which it produces energy. Not only this, thyroid also helps in hair growth, maintaining body temperature, weight, heart rate and also mood swings along with fertility and brain development. However, when the gland does not function properly (hypothyroidism) or produces excess hormones (hyperthyroidism), then a person can experience multiple problems.
Below are a few of the important foods to help heal your thyroid
Gut health is imperative to keeping your immune system healthy 70–80 per cent of immune cells are found in the gut. This is where probiotics come in. They can be taken as a supplement or found in various foods, such as yoghurt, traditionally fermented pickles, Kombucha, rice kanji, and buttermilk.
It contains a very potent anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Turmeric is a great spice that can be incorporated into almost any dish to help reduce inflammation in the body.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are another powerful anti-inflammatory. To ensure you’re getting enough, include flax seeds, virgin olive oil, walnuts in your diet daily, or add a fish oil supplement to your regimen.
High sugar intake along with processed foods can lead to an increased level of inflammation in the body. Removing sugar from your diet can help in regulating your energy levels and also reducing stress levels.
Here are a few lifestyle tips to heal thyroid
Meditation and exercise:
This can be a great way to help your body combat stress. As you may know, stress can have severely negative effects on your body and your immune system, so find some time every day to meditate and clear your lungs by deep breathing. To remedy chronic stress, incorporate yoga and pranayama in your daily routine, along with daily active exercise and proper sleep.
Vitamin D is essential for a healthy immune system. Most of us are deficient in vitamin D because of modern lifestyle. Take sunbath on the spine for 15-20 minutes daily. By adding salads and leafy vegetables and green leafy chutney (mint, coriander, basil, tulsi, curry,moringa) in diet can elevate vitamin D levels in the body.
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