Eating healthy amounts of protein from a wide variety of sources is an important part of a healthy thyroid diet, as amino acids are the building blocks for cells in the body.
It’s always great to have a stash of organic eggs in the fridge to grab and go on busy mornings. One egg contains 20 percent of your daily iodine—a key element in thyroid function. If your iodine levels are insufficient, the production of thyroid hormones is limited and thyroid function weakens. Eggs also are rich in omega-3. These fatty acids protect the thyroid gland and work against brain fog, a common side effect of hypothyroidism.
“Eating within 90 minutes of waking up kick-starts your thyroid, keeps energy levels up, and tunes up your metabolism. If you have a thyroid condition or you’re worried about that belly bloat, you’ll want to kiss that oatmeal or toast farewell.”
– Fern Olivia, Founder of Thyroid Yoga
Did you know that your thyroid can’t thrive without enough healthy fats?
Cholesterol is actually the building block of hormones, so don’t fear the fats in whole eggs – enjoy them!
Avocados are creamy, tasty, and are great companions to eggs. They’re another key source of B vitamins, omega-3s, and are a potent beauty food, improving your complexion from the inside. Antioxidants like riboflavin and niacin give your skin a healthy glow, plus shiny hair and strong nails, which are often brittle and dull for those with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s conditions. The healthy fats in avocado protect your skin against free radicals and also protect from inflammation.
Salmon is extremely high in selenium. Selenium is important for thyroid health because it helps decrease inflammation, regulate immune responses, and prevent chronic diseases.