Highlights

  • The thyroid gland is located right above the collarbone
  • This gland helps in metabolism and other vital functions of the body
  • Here are some food items to incorporate in your diet, if you are suffering from thyroid

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Suffering from thyroid? These are the foods you should include in your diet

Check out the list of food items that you should include in your diet to help regulate thyroid hormone. 

Thyroid is a disease that occurs in the thyroid gland. This gland is butterfly-shaped and helps in controlling the vital functions of the body. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces too much thyroid hormone, while hypothyroidism occurs when it makes too little of this hormone.

The symptoms of this disease may include loss of sleep, tiredness, muscle weakness, weight fluctuation, etc. Have a look at a list of food items that you should include in your diet to help regulate this hormone.

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Eggs

The egg white as well as the yolk has nutrients that help in regulating the thyroid. Eggs contain good amounts of selenium and iodine.

Yogurt

Dairy products such as yogurt and even milk help in maintaining the right amounts of iodine in the body.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts such as almonds and cashews; and seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin seeds help in regulating the zinc content in the body.

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Fish

Fish is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and selenium. Consumption of fish including sea bass, cod, baked salmon, or haddock can help in replenishing selenium and Omega-3s in the body.

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