Balance Your Thyroid hormones:Nuts to this Article

Balance Your Thyroid hormones:Nuts to this Article

Balance Your Thyroid hormones:Nuts to this Article

Five foods you should eat to balance your hormones

Robbie Clark bodyandsoul.com.au
A misleading article about the value of foods with nuts being good for your thyroid.There is no evidence that selenium supplements or power eating nuts will help your thyroid. Trace amounts of selenium is all you need.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU

Balance Your Thyroid hormones:Nuts to this Article

For thyroid function… Brazil nuts and other nuts

Comment: Eating bags of Brazil nuts or other nuts is overkill and not necessary.

Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, which is crucial for thyroid health. Adequate selenium supports efficient thyroid hormone production and metabolism, and protects the thyroid gland from damage from excessive iodine exposure. Selenium is also essential for the conversion of T4 to T3 (the active form of thyroid hormone), which regulates metabolism. Those with low T3 levels may present with hypothyroid symptoms such as fatigue, often throughout the day, slow speech, movement and heart rate, poor memory and concentration, headaches, migraines, low mood or depression, melancholy, low libido, intolerance to cold, hair loss, brittle nails and hair, dry skin, insomnia.

Individuals with an underactive or overactive thyroid will benefit from consuming selenium. Not only is it a powerful antioxidant, it is required for normal functioning of the immune system and has been shown to have a favourable action in auto-immune conditions where it helps to boost the immune system.

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