5 Surprising Foods That Can Help Your Thyroid

Improve thyroid function by adding these foods to your grocery list.

5 Surprising Foods That Can Help Your Thyroid

By Toni Gasparis

Thyroid issues are a very common problem for women. If you have been feeling sluggish lately, your thyroid may be to blame. If you think you have a thyroid problem, you may notice improvements by simply adjusting your diet. Make sure you’re eating foods rich in nutrients that specifically help improve your thyroid health. Check out these five surprising foods that can give your thyroid a boost. If symptoms persist, you should go see a doctor and get your thyroid checked.


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Brazil Nuts

Selenium is an important mineral for optimal thyroid function. Conveniently, Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium. In fact, just a few nuts can do the trick and provide your daily recommended amount of selenium.

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