Thyroid Friendly Recipes
Some foods,such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale or broccoli contain goitrogens which seem to worsen the situation with thyroid, but when these foods are cooked, the goitrogens are in a way deactivated so they can’t harm your body.
People who suffer from thyroid disorders usually have problems with weight and sleeping due to the imbalance of hormones. It is crucial for them to speed up metabolism so that they restore the normal functions within the body.
Tips for people who have problems with thyroid or want to prevent such problems from happening in the future:
- include food that is rich in fiber, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
- avoid eating meat and high-carb foods
- reduce consumption of coffee
- implement gluten-free food in your diet
- introduce foods that are an excellent source of iron and copper ( oysters, seeds, whole grains and cereals, cocoa)
- use omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are essential in your nutrition ( can be found in nuts, seeds, canola oil, green leafy vegetables)
- drink enough water for proper metabolic function
Here are two recipes that are beneficial not only for your thyroid, but also for your overall health as they promote wellness and provide suitable nutritional base.
Thyroid Friendly Drink
- 1 kale leaf ( you can substitute with other leafy green vegetable)
- 1 green apple
- 1/2 lemon or lime
- 2 stalks of celery
- a bunch of parsley
- 1 cucumber
- 1 tbsp. ginger
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. ground mixed seeds ( sunflower, flax, sesame and pumpkin seeds)
First you need to steam the kale, parsley and celery for not more than 2 minutes. Chop the cucumber and the apple, squeeze the lemon/lime juice and combine them with the steamed veggies and the remaining ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds and pour in glasses.
This salad is recommended for people with hypothyroidism or people who want to maintain their thyroid gland in good health.
- 1-2 kale leaves ( you can use other green leafy vegetables as well)
- 2 carrots
- red cabbage
- cilantro ( if you don’t have it, then add parsley instead )
- sunflowers seeds ( you can substitute them with pumpkin seeds)
Instructions: Chop the red cabbage, the kale and the cilantro, grate the carrot and mix everything well. At the and add the sunflower seeds and season with the prepared dressing.
Salad Dressing: Combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar and iodized salt.