Introduction: What is Thyroid Diet and How it Can Help You?
A Thyroid Diet is not just for losing weight, but it’s also here to make you healthier in the long run. You know, doctors are sometimes very unwitting, because they tell you to exercise more, without even considering the fact that you might have problems with your thyroid. It’s easier to put the blame on your laziness, then to actually solve the problem.
If you don’t know what thyroid is, it’s a small, butterfly-shaped gland which is located in your neck, below the Adam’s apple area. It produces several hormones that help oxygen get into your cells. Thyroid is the master gland of metabolism because it is essential for your body’s ability to produce energy.
It bothers me a lot that lots of people are fighting the uphill battle because there is one underlying problem that they can’t seem to solve, nor do they know about it: they’ve never had their thyroid problem diagnosed nor treated.
If you’ve already tried every diet under the sun, but you still haven’t seen any results (in fact, those pounds just seem to pile up), there’s a good chance that you actually might have issues with your thyroid. In this article, I will tell you about the thyroid diet, what foods to eat, and which foods to avoid. As a result, you’ll become healthier while losing those pounds at the same time.
Remove Goitrous Food
You should reduce every type of food that makes your thyroid swell. I’m talking about foods such as sprouts, cabbage, kale, mustard greens, soy, soy milk and broccoli. Keep in mind that you can cook these groceries and this will reduce the goitrous properties, but you should always limit the input of these anyway.
Regulate your sugar fluctuations.
1) The number one priority when you start to suspect that you have thyroid problems is to normalize your sugar levels by normalizing insulin resistance, hypoglycemia and sugar cravings. You should know that if you don’t fix your sugar levels, your thyroid will never work properly and there is a very small chance of losing weight and getting healthier, if any.
2) Always check the food labels for the amounts of sugar. Don’t buy foods which have more than 20 g of sugar in them. Also, a very important tip is to reduce your carbohydrate input. If you want to know more about this, feel free to Google “Gary Taubes diet”. You’ll be surprised how many people simply get obsessed with carb rich foods (mainly with grain food), when in fact it contains starch which feeds the pathogenic bacteria. This means that you should reduce starch from processed foods, sweet potatoes, potatoes and pasta as well.
3) Here’s a cool trick: start your day with a high-fat, high-protein breakfast. This will help you normalize your sugar levels during the entire day.
Reduce toxicity and fix your gut problems by eating properly.
Fluoride is a huge problem for your thyroid because it slows it down substantially. You should avoid additives and artificial sweeteners as well. Some symptoms, such as bloating, gas and constipation are a good sign you might have some serious thyroid problems. Your gut (digestive tract) is full of lymphocytes which protect you from all kinds of diseases. That’s why it is essential to eat probiotics rich food. Don’t worry; I’ll talk about that in the next section.
Finally, you should reduce your stress levels as much as possible.
Fixing the adrenal levels is essential, especially if you’re a woman. As a part of the endocrine system they fire up when there is a high level of stress in your body. There are lots of ways to get rid of stress (at least temporarily), such as breathing slowly, calming down, walking or seeking professional help.
What are the key elements of every Thyroid Diet?
1) First of all, you should consider eating foods which give you access to all the macro and micro nutrients at a very balanced ratio. Such food is mostly organic. When trying to find these groceries, always make sure that they haven’t been injected by growth hormones or antibiotics.
2) The next thing that you should aim for is the traditionally fermented food. Why? Well, because it is rich with probiotics. I know that this kind of food is not widely popular, but probiotics are essential for your metabolism because good bacteria helps you digest your food and protects you against toxins, parasites and finally, makes it easier for you digest the undigested food. Here are a few examples of good fermented food: kimchee, sauerkraut and kefir.
3) There are some vitamins, herbs and supplements which will help your thyroid immensely. Be careful here; you don’t want to over-medicate yourself. That’s why I always give this advice to people: try to find essential vitamins by eating real, vitamin rich food.
If you are gaining weight unstoppably, and if you have already tried every fad diet that exists, there’s a good chance that you might have problems with your thyroid. That’s why it is essential for you to start This Thyroid Diet NOW. Out of 20 million people who have thyroid problems, 13 million don’t even know they have it.
Eating probiotics-rich food, and getting rid of processed foods and carbohydrates rich foods will make you healthier, and it will also make you thinner. Also, make sure that you take vitamins and herbs (while avoiding supplements the same time). The final advice that I can give you is to detoxify your body. Fasting once or twice a year is a good method for clearing your digestive tract which will help your thyroid to function even better. These were some of the basics of the Thyroid Diet.