While there are many reasons for poor thyroid health, most thyroid problems begin with:
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep/Stress
- Missing Nutrients
To help protect your thyroid before it gets to the point where you might need medication, here are 3 natural ways to improve your thyroid health.
People with poor thyroid health, often suffer from low Vitamin B 1 and Vitamin B 12 levels, you can improve your Vitman B levels naturally by eating foods like:
- Peas, beans, and asparagus
- Sesame seeds,
- Milk and cheese
Tuna filet on a bed of asparagus, and toasted sesame seeds anyone? Not only a great meal but a great meal for your thyroid health!
Low Sugar or Sugar-Free Diet
The dangers of high sugar and processed food diets have been documented in numerous studies. Food high in added sugar can cause inflammation, which can slow down the conversion of T3 or T4 thyroid hormones, causing your thyroid-related symptoms to worsen.
Consider cutting out sugar from your diet, especially added sugar, and replacing what you can’t live without with a natural sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener.
In a study performed by the National Institute of Health (NIH), selenium plays a huge part in thyroid hormone metabolism.
Thankfully, foods high in Selenium are numerous and delicious and include:
- Grass-fed beef
- Brazil Nuts
Probiotics and Gluten-Free Diet
While there has been some evidence that probiotics and gluten-free diets manage symptoms of patients who suffer from hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto’s Disease, there has been no FDA-recognized study that has concluded that introducing probiotics or gluten-free foods into your diet will promote thyroid health.
Lean meats high in Selenium and Vitamin B like Tuna, Turkey, and Grass-fed beef, nuts like sesame seeds and brazil nuts, and greens like asparagus and peas are already delicious and nutritious additions to any diet. They just happen to also be great ways to boost your thyroid health without medication.
So give them a try, your thyroid will thank you!