Some foods that are good for the thyroid

The thyroid is the gland that controls the metabolism and other important functions of the body.

Having an under-active or hyperactive thyroid has serious health implications.

To prevent either of these conditions, proper diet and medication is essential.

Here are some foods that are considered beneficial for people with thyroid problems.

  1. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine which is needed for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

  2. Foods with high selenium content hep keep the thyroid gland healthy. These include tuna, sardines, beef, turkey, chicken, and Brazil nuts.

  3. Foods rich in pectins such as apples, pears, and citrus fruits are good for keeping the body healthy in case of a thyroid disorder.

  4. Zinc is vital for thyroid health and is found in pumpkin seeds, oysters, crab, lobster, legumes, nuts, and sunflower seeds.

  5. Vitamin D keeps the thyroid gland working properly. This is found in yogurt, orange juice, sardines, and milk products.

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