In the treatment of hypothyroidism, changing life habits, which include daily physical activity, relaxation, stress reduction, and eating healthy foods that allow the normal functioning of this gland are extremely important.
Here’s what you need to consume to improve your thyroid function:
Iod – participates in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is an integral part of it. The main reason for hypothyroidism is the lack of iodine in food. Foods rich in iodine include fish, seafood, seaweed, and milk and dairy products, turkey meat, onions, spinach, potatoes and more.
For the health of the thyroid gland requires the following nutrients:
Selenium – found in mushrooms, sea crab, tuna, liver, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and whole grains.
Iron – natural sources of iron are red meat, fish, eggs, nuts, pumpkin seeds, spinach and sauerkraut.
Calcium – calcium-rich foods are broccoli, milk and dairy products, sardines, salmon, nuts, legumes, and others.
Vitamin E – is found in cold-pressed oils, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower, tomatoes, avocados.
Omega-3 fatty acids – omega-3 foods are sardines, nuts, salmon, tuna, linseed, olive oil and walnuts.
Probiotics – are found in kefir and other types of fermented products.
Vitamin D, although in small quantities, is present in some foods (for example, in freshest marine fish, eggs and dairy products), whereas moderate sun exposure is the main source of vitamin D, as this naturally produces this body vitamin.