Hypothyroidism: Foods to avoid and How Juicing can Help!
A Clinical and biochemical syndrome that results from a deficiency in thyroid hormone secretion from thyroid gland or in the action.The disease ranges from subclinical hypothyroidism to primary and secondary hypothyroidism and the extreme medical emergency, myxoedema coma.
Is a condition in which your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone, specifically triiodothyronine(T3) and thyroxine (T4).While a lot of people might not see symptoms in the earlier stages ,this condition can lead to obesity ,joint pain, infertility and heart disease. You can very accurately take a thyroid function test to see the state your thyroid is in.
There are hormone replacements that can help with your condition if needed ,but we here at fit-life are all about help your body naturally. Through Juicing and avoiding certain foods,which I will go over in a minute ,you can learn to prevent the progression of Hypothyroidism while trying to heal your thyroid naturally.
Foods To avoid
Before going into the specific foods to avoid ,you’d probably like to know why have to avoid certain foods at all.
Some foods contain what are known as Goitrogens. Goitrogens inhibit Iodine metabolism in your body. So why is this important? Your body uses Iodine to produce important thyroid Hormones. If you are consuming a lot of Goitrogens, thyroid hormone is inhibited,which is bad for someone that already has already has trouble producing these hormones through Hypothyroidism.
Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale, Spinach, Turnips, Millet and Mustard Greens.
Nuts and Beans:
Soybeans, Peanuts, Linseed and Pine nuts.
Peaches and Strawberries.
There are other Foods out there that contain Goitrogens so make sure you educate yourself if you plan on trying to naturally heal your thyroid .It is also important to note that some foods are fine to eat as long as it is in moderation .
What To Juice and Eat
The most important thing you want to do is not juice Goitrogen-containing foods since they are still in a raw state.However, don’t start freaking out just yet! There are plenty of Substitutes that you can safely juice and eat that will not contribute to your condition .
Here is a List of some foods that you can Safely juice and eat:
- Beetroot Leaves
- Celery Leaves
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:
The symptoms of Hypothyroidism are barely noticeable. They are not specific. People with mild hypothyroidism may not have any signs or symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism are:
- Hair loss
- Weight Gain
- Cold Intolerance
- Menstrual Disturbance
- Mood Swings
- Dry skin
- Increased cholesterol levels
If you have any signs or symptoms same or similar to hypothyroidism, Consult with a Doctor. A simple Blood test is the first step in diagnosis.
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