The food you put in your body isn’t just made for satisfying cravings — it’s made to provide your body with the energy it needs to properly function.
Since it’s Thyroid Awareness Month, we are exploring some foods you can add to your diet to better support thyroid function.
Foods to Promote Thyroid Function
Fresh Fruits & Veggies
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables will not only support thyroid function, but also combat the weight gain that is sometimes a symptom of hypothyroidism. We recommend including a fresh fruit or vegetable at each meal. In particular, cherries, blueberries, green peppers, and sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants to also lower risk of heart disease.
Nuts are a great natural source of the nutrient selenium, which plays a role in immune function. Selenium deficiency can affect the synthesis of thyroid hormones, impact metabolism, and leave the thyroid exposed to damage from high iodine levels. Great as a grab-and-go source of selenium, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts can all boost your thyroid function. Just be sure you don’t over-indulge, as the snack is also high in fat.
Another great source of selenium? Fish. Omega-3 fatty acids found in wild salmon, tuna, trout, and sardines also support thyroid function. They can reduce inflammation, boost your immunity, lower “bad” cholesterol levels, and improve heart health, too.
One symptom of hypothyroidism, fatigue, can be fought with beans, a good source of energy. Packed with antioxidants, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber, beans of all kinds can help your thyroid and prevent constipation, another pesky symptom of thyroid issues.
Monitor Thyroid Function Today!
If you are concerned about your thyroid function, visit your nearest Test Smartly Labs today. We offer a simple blood test to assess your thyroid function, no doctor’s orders or insurance required.
Find your nearest wellness-certified Test Smartly Labs and walk in today to check your thyroid health!