Healthy Tips for You – Foods That Speed Up the Thyroid

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Here we would tell you what to eat and what not to eat if you are having thyroid disease.

Coconut Oil
Oils that are being commercially produced have a negative effect on the thyroid. The unsaturated fats contained in these oils slow down the tissue response to the hormones produced by the thyroid. For cooking meals choose coconut oil as it helps to regulate metabolic rate of the body. It helps the thyroid gland to perform better. 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil daily can give good results if swallowed or used in cooking or salads.

Iodized Salt
For the proper functioning of the thyroid glands iodine is required. Iodized salt can be substituted with the regular table or sea salt to prevent this deficiency.

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High Fiber Foods
In most cases the patients having thyroid disease develop constipation and their body weight may also increase, in such cases foods that are rich in fiber can prove to be beneficial.

You may find high fiber in vegetables, fruits and cereals. The high fiber vegetables are eggplant, beans, cabbage, carrot, mushrooms, and potatoes with skin, peas, spinach, broccoli, cabbage and pumpkin. Fruits with high fiber are apples, dates, bananas, berries, orange, pear, guava and prunes. Other available high fiber sources are bran cereals and breads, beans, lentils and nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashew nuts and walnuts.

In any case it is highly suggested that you consult your doctor before adding any of these foods to your diet. The thyroid disease may not be completely cured by taking or avoiding these foods but can be reduced to some extent.

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