13 Unexpected Foods Linked to your Thyroid Functioning and Weight Gain

Picture this. You’re eating healthy, hitting the gym, doing your absolute best to be the absolute epitome of health and wellness… Yet, you’re still not shedding the kilos. Trust me, I know. There is absolutely nothing in this world more frustrating than the above scenario. Fortunately, if it's any consolation, you’re not alone.

In fact, join the ginormous, massively irate club! 

I wish I could tell you that the answer is simple but if it was, this article would be over already. What I can tell you, however, is that there is SOME hope on the horizon for all the warriors out there! 

The bad news is that for many people their weight is dependant on factors that are seemingly out of their control, which brings me to the topic of this article: Your Thyroid Glands.

So What exactly does your thyroid do for your body and why is it so important?

Your thyroid is your body's silent miracle worker (well, at least it should be). It should function so smoothly that we forget it's there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to malfunction, trust me, you'll notice. An underactive thyroid occurs when the gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone (TH)  and this can bring about weight gain, sluggishness, depression, and increased sensitivity to cold. An overactive thyroid, on the other hand, happens when your body produces too much TH and can cause sudden weight loss, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, and irritability.

Genetics, an autoimmune condition, stress, and environmental toxins can all mess with your thyroid—and so can your diet, one factor you CAN completely control. 

Here are the foods that may help keep your thyroid humming along, as well as some that won't:

7 Foods a Thyroid Expert Won’t Touch:

1. Any Products that contain Soy. This is applicable to patients who are taking thyroid medications. 

2. Certain vegetables such as Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower and spinach. I know this may sound odd but Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, are full of fibre and other nutrients, but they may interfere with the production of thyroid hormone if you have an iodine deficiency.

3. Fruits and starchy plants: Sweet potatoes, cassava, peaches, strawberries, etc.

4. Any Fatty, Fried Foods (KFC is not your friend).

5. Sweet, Sugary Foods such as chocolate cake or doughnuts (I know, it sucks).

6. Gluten

7. Dairy

Ok, so far it’s sounding pretty bleak. But do not despair! The next half of this article is going to turn your frown upside down, I promise.

6 Foods you CAN Enjoy (and actually benefit your health):

Any foods rich in iodine and selenium are your best friend. Such as:

  1. Iodized table salt (most people get this naturally through their diet, but iodized salt added to bland foods will definitely help with an iodine deficiency).
  2. Saltwater fish helps with Iodine levels, inflammation and immunity.
  3. Seaweed (a bit odd, but I did warn you. Seaweed is also very high in iodine).
  4. Whole eggs (as much of the iodine and selenium are found in the yolk, while the whites are full of protein.
  5. Nuts are high in selenium which helps with thyroid function.
  6. Fresh Fruits and vegetables help assist with weight management (avoid fruits that are high in sugar such as berries, apples etc.)

Just remember, as, with all things in life, too much of anything can be bad for you so don’t overdo it on the iodine as you could be doing more harm than good.

To sum it up, the thyroid hormone helps control the speed of your metabolism. Therefore the faster your metabolism, the more calories your body will burn at rest. So people who have hypothyroidism make less thyroid hormone. This means they have a slower metabolism and burn fewer calories at rest, which, in a nutshell, just makes losing weight THAT much harder. Not only that but having a slow metabolism comes with several health risks. It may leave you tired, increase your blood cholesterol levels and make you grumpy as hell. 

So, what is the solution? Does the thought of consuming more seaweed and table salt still leave you in despair? 

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Well, there is no catch. CheetaThin has a 30-day money-back guarantee should you not find this product effective and also has free delivery anywhere in South Africa within 1-3 days. So, if you’ve tried everything to lose weight and you’re sick and tired of always feeling, tired, sluggish, Order Today

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