Juicing fresh fruits and vegetable is a great way to add a wider variety of concentrated nutrients and live enzymes to your daily diet.
There are two other important benefits. Juices can help alkalise your body. Stress and an acid producing diet can tip the acid/alkaline balance of the body into the acid zone.
In addition, when fruits and vegetables are juiced they are much easier to digest. As humans we lack the ability to breakdown the tough cellulose fibre contained in all fruits and vegetables.
Juicing removes this tough fibre making these plants foods much easier to digest. This can even take the load off a sensitive digestive system.
When Juicing for Thyroid Health Should you choose organic?
Due to the volume of fruits and vegetables you can easily consume with daily juicing it is wise to choose organic produce whenever possible. This will significantly reduce your pesticide intake.
Green Juicing for Thyroid Health
Green juices have become super popular and for good reason. They are super healthy!
Green juices get their vibrant green colour from chlorophyll, a nutrient rich plant pigment found in all leafy vegetables such as spinach, celery and lettuce. Chlorophyll cleanses the body of harmful toxins, oxygenates the blood and helps boost energy level.
When juicing for thyroid health which fruits and vegetables should you avoid?
It is vital to avoid using raw cruciferous vegetables. These particular vegetables contain substances that can suppress normal thyroid activity, especially when consumed in excess.
In their raw state they are highly goitrogenic, the term used to describe a food or environmental compound that interferes with proper thyroid function.
This vegetable list includes; kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, broccolini, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, radish, mustard greens, collard greens, choy sum, horseradish and turnips.
Isothiocyanates are the category of substances in these cruciferous vegetables that are associated with depressed thyroid function.
Need some inspiration? Here is a recipe just for you.
Juice Recipe for Thyroid Health
1 Red or Green Apple
1/2 cup Pineapple
2 stalks of Celery
1 sprig of fresh Mint
Wash all produce well and juice all ingredients together. Cheers to your good health!
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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.
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