7 Foods For Thyroid Health
When I started feeling sluggish, the first thing I suspected was my Thyroid. Not being a drug-taker myself, I turned to something I know works best. Functional medicine and started eating more of the top 7 foods for thyroid health.
Your thyroid doesn’t rule you. Your thyroid doesn’t determine your age or your well-being you are in control of that. ~ Debra Arko Novotny
While these don’t match up with the perfect Paleo or Primal diet, food is about what you can eat without symptoms. It is not about a set of rules. Everyone’s unique Primal diet profile is unique to them.
If you’re feeling less energy as you age, it might be due to changes in your thyroid health. This gland is a silent workhorse that keeps us going and secretes a hormone that plays a role in aging and menopause.
My list of 7 foods for Thyroid health
- Whole Milk Yogurt
- Beef or Chicken [depends on your cholesterol]
- Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Bok Choy.
Because not everyone can eat dairy, I’ve included the top six foods.
So let’s do a little recipe talking to help us reap the benefits of a healthy thyroid.
How to use my 7 foods for Thyroid health
For breakfast, you can enjoy a Green Smoothie.
- 1 cup Kale
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup berries – blueberries, blackberries or strawberries
- ½ cup whole milk yogurt.
1/4 cup filtered water
- A few ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed. If you want it sweeter, use 5 drops of Sweet Leaf Vanilla Cream Stevia
Using the 7 foods for thyroid health all day
Chicken And Vegetable Saute
For lunch or dinner warm up to this idea as a way to incorporate the 7 foods for Thyroid health.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast. Cut into slices. Partially freeze to do this.
- 2-3 cups kale, cauliflower florets, and broccoli florets.
- ½ cup of bok choy
- 1-2 TBP of Coconut Amino’s
- ¼ cup of whole milk yogurt
- Salt, pepper, and onion powder to taste.
- Cold expressed Coconut oil or High-heat Olive oil [if you have cholesterol issues] for cooking at 375 degrees.
Brown the chicken in a high sided skillet with a 1 tsp. of oil over medium-low heat.
When brown, remove from skillet and add the kale, cauliflower florets, and broccoli florets and another tsp of oil. Gently stir until slightly soft about 5 minutes.
Mix in the Bok Choy cook and stir until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent 5 to 8 minutes.
Add the chicken back to the skillet to warm.
Pour in the Coconut Aminos and if needed a TBP or so of water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until bubbles then reduce heat and add the yogurt.
Dinner or lunch is ready! This recipe meet the Primal diet if you do not use yogurt. Instead add coconut cream.
If you have found rice to work for you in limited amounts, try white rice. This can be served over a ¼ cup of rice.
Full support for your Thyroid health
While not all the helpful vitamins in food are bio-available using supplements can enhance your wellness support for your thyroid.
We don’t absorb as well as we age either. Other health problems can complicate wellness. The one thing I know for sure is using these 7 foods for thyroid health can increase your energy and enhance your thyroid health.
For many of my online health coaching clients, some supplementation has worked too.