To get the most out of every day it is more important than ever to educate yourself about the value of optimal nutrition and eating for health.
The Natural Thyroid Diet advocates a variety of fresh, natural foods that supply a wide range of nutrients to help you reach your full health potential.
Here are 4 healthy thyroid diet recommendations:
Thyroid Diet Recommendations #1 – Eliminate thyroid damaging foods. It may surprise you to learn that everyday foods may be sabotaging your thyroid. For my money, the most damaging are: artificial sweeteners, Canola oil, soy oil, hidden soy and corn (maize) ingredients and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Soy and Canola oil are often deceptively labelled as ‘vegetable oil’. This is very misleading as oil is not normally found in vegetables.
Thyroid Diet Recommendations #2 – Avoid gluten. It’s common to experience significant improvements in symptoms when you eliminate gluten from the diet. Gluten is the protein component of grains such as wheat, rye, barley, triticale and oats.
Gluten irritates the lining of the digestive system and can trigger systemic inflammation. Take care when selecting ‘gluten-free’ foods as food manufacturers often use corn (maize) and soy ingredients as substitutes for gluten containing grains.
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Thyroid Diet Recommendations #3 – Choose organic fruit and vegetables whenever possible. Conventional produce can harbor multiple pesticide residues. Organic food = less thyroid disrupting pesticides and herbicides. Organic farmers also take a firm stance on biotechnology that modifies the genetic make-up of a plant by saying ‘NO to GM foods’.
If possible visit a local farmers market to stock up on healthy organic produce for the week. Healthy and nutritious food has the greatest potential to nourish your thyroid.
Thyroid Diet Recommendations #4 – Don’t go raw! Sure, there are good reasons to enjoy some raw food in your diet however I don’t agree with embracing a 100% raw food diet.
When you have a thyroid issue it’s best to emphasis foods that are warming and nourishing. In short, stay away from hyped-up and restrictive diet recommendations.
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Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.
The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com
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