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Why you need a nourishing breakfast for your thyroid

Awesome Thyroid Loving Breakfast Breakfast foods are great sources of necessary nutrients that your body needs, such as Vitamin B, iron, calcium, protein, and fiber, and they can help keep you energized all day. By getting all these important nutrients at breakfast, your body won’t be trying to compensate for them later in the day. During busy mornings, it is so easy for people to let their breakfast fall lower and lower on the list of priorities. But spending just a few minutes to eat your breakfast can truly make a big difference throughout the day.

Eating breakfast keeps you healthy and strong and provides both your body and your mind with fuel after the overnight fast. That is where the name “breakfast” originates – breaking the fast. If you skip eating breakfast, you’re effectively running an empty stomach, just like starting your car without gas. Breakfast may also be one of the best ways to manage your waistline. Research shows that people who eat breakfast are generally not overweight; those who skip eating breakfast, however, are more likely to reach for fatty, high-sugar snacks mid-morning. Breakfast will not only help you to become more energetic, stronger, and happier throughout the day, but it can also help maintain the good health and proper function of your thyroid gland.

When it comes to your thyroid health, breakfast is a must. Remember that eating within 90 minutes of waking up keeps your thyroid healthy and revs up your metabolisms. Make sure you choose a breakfast that is packed with the right nutrients, proteins, herbs and essential vitamins. If you are dealing with a thyroid gland condition and worrying about belly bloat, pass on the toast or oatmeal. Eating a healthy amount of proteins from different sources is one of the most important things you can do for a healthy thyroid because the amino acids found in protein are the building blocks for your body’s cells. Try to include both vegetable and animal proteins in your daily diet for improved metabolism, healthy muscle tone, balanced hormones, and better thyroid health. Avocados are a tasty, creamy companion for eggs and are a great source of omega-3s and vitamin B. Their antioxidants, such as niacin and riboflavin, can help restore the healthy luster to hair and nails that have become dull or brittle due to Hashimoto and hypothyroidism conditions. The healthy fats in avocados can help protect your skin from free radicals and your thyroid from inflammation. Fresh, raw greens contain digestive proteins and living enzymes that build tissue and muscle strength. They are also the best source of dietary fibers that help to regulate bowel movements.

Fiona is a Degree accredited Naturopath practicing online worldwide and in clinic at Dynamic Health Kensington Park South Australia.

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