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Hypothyroidism or thyroid dysfunction is a serious medical condition and almost 1 in every 10 people in India are suffering from this problem.
Hypothyroidism or thyroid dysfunction is a serious medical condition and almost 1 in every 10 people in India are suffering from this problem.
 A little butterfly-shaped gland present in your neck has a very important role to play in keeping you healthy.
 
The root cause of thyroid dysfunction is a hormonal imbalance. It is basically caused when your body is not able to make enough thyroid hormones.
 
Fatigue, weight loss, hair loss are some of the common symptoms of thyroid and one of the best ways to address these problems is to make small tweaks in your diet. Eating certain kinds of food can be quite beneficial when you are suffering from thyroid.
 
Here are 5 foods items you should include in your diet for better thyroid health:
 
Brazil nuts
 
Crunchy and delicious, brazil nuts are packed with selenium, which is quite effective when suffering from thyroid. One Brazil nut contains 68 to 91 micrograms (mcg) of selenium. Just by having 2-4 Brazil nuts every day, the daily selenium need of your body will be fulfilled. A study suggests that selenium, particularly from brazil nut is more effective than the supplement of this micronutrient.
 
Avocado
 
Avocado is a phytonutrient-rich fruit. This fruit is also a rich source of potassium other micronutrients which help to regulate blood sugar level and maintain the hormonal balance for better function of the thyroid gland.
 
Dark leafy greens
 
Dark leafy green vegetables can help to reduce inflammation in the body. These vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants and carotenoids that prevent the body from any free radical damage.
 
Fish
 
Fish such as salmon, trout, tuna, or sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which makes them an excellent choice for your meal. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce the inflammation, help to build immunity and lower the risk of heart disease. Not only this, fish is also a good source of selenium.
 
Eggs
 
Eggs, especially pastured eggs are rich sources of iodine and selenium, which are thyroid supportive nutrients. One egg contains 20 percent of selenium and 15 percent of iodine is required by your body daily for the better functioning of the thyroid gland. Apart from this, eggs are an excellent source of protein and tyrosine.
Dr. Deepika