Top three foods for proper functioning of thyroid

In today's fast paced life, with the ever changing lifestyle patterns one of the common health ailments that most people suffer from are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. These health issues can be caused by various factors such as autoimmune diseases, and iodine deficiency.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body doesn't make enough thyroid hormones. These hormones help you control your metabolism and growth.  On the other hand, hyperthyroidism is a condition of overproduction of the thyroid hormone.

In this article, we give a list of top three foods to combat hormonal problems and improve your hormone functioning.  

1.    Seaweed- Seaweed or sea vegetable is a form of algae that grow in the sea. This type of algae grows along the rocky shoreline around the world. Some countries where it is commonly eaten are Japan, China and Korea. Seaweed works wonders for those who are suffering with hormonal problems. Seaweed contains iodine, which is vital for the formation of thyroxin. This thyroxin boosts the thyroid function.  

2.    Brazil nuts- Another food that is excellent for treating thyroid problems are Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts are a rich source of selenium. One of the main causes of thyroid disorders is the low content of selenium.  Hence by eating Brazil nuts, you can increase the selenium content in your body.

3.    Pumpkin seeds- Pumpkin seeds is a plant-based protein, which contains zinc and all the essential nutrients to balance the thyroid gland function. Along with pumpkin seeds, even chickpea is a great source of plant-based protein.

-Akhila Kakarala
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