Proper nutrition is vital for overall wellbeing and to improve quality of life. This becomes even more important and influential in how an individual with a thyroid condition feels. This Adaptogenic green juice is packed with essential vitamins and minerals you need to accomplish your health goal and feel good, even with a thyroid condition.
Popular belief is that you should avoid cruciferous vegetables if you are suffering from hypothyroidism because they can cause goiters. However, according to some research, kale, spinach, broccoli and other leafy greens are important to improving glutathione levels in the body, which effectively support thyroid function.
During the 1950's, some scientists studied the tendency of particular foods to produce goiters or their goitrogenic properties by suppressing thyroid function. Cruciferous vegetables were implicated due to their raw glucosinolates, precise cancer protective phytonutrients that might reduce iodine absorption. The problem with this is that many people might be missing out on the myriad benefits of cruciferous vegetables in trying to avoid the possibility of removing iodine.
The Truth in the Link Between Thyroid Disease and Cruciferous Vegetables
Research has found that the data linking thyroid disease and cruciferous disease is actually very limited. In fact, there was only one incident reported in 1945 regarding this issue when a Chinese woman who ate over three pounds of raw bok choy every day for months suffered from myxedema. The majority of research conducted in this matter revealed that the consumption of cruciferous vegetables is helpful in preventing thyroid cancer.
If you are trying to improve your thyroid function, it is a good idea to drink green juice. When combined with an anti-inflammatory diet that is rich in real, fresh organic food, adaptogenic spices, herbs, superfoods, phytonutrients and protein, your green juice can be a powerful health booster.
If you are thinking of making your own green juice at home, here are a few things to keep in mind:
The Green Juice for your Thyroid
one bunch of parsley
one bunch of coriander
½ cup pineapple
one nice stalk of fennel
6 drops of liquid chlorophyll extract
1-3 pinches of powdered Ashwagandha root
Juice all ingredients except the chlorophyll and ashwagandha.
Add powdered Ashwagandha root and liquid chlorophyll. Enjoy your juice and its incredible health benefits!
If you want to make your own green juice, make sure to buy organic ingredients. Keep in mind that juicing will pull the nutrients and liquids out of the ingredients. The plant fibre plays a vital role in blocking heavy metals and toxic pesticides, ensuring that they won't go in your body. If you drink juice without this fibre, your body will absorb the juice and everything that goes with it. Many pesticides are extracted with the juice and then stay in it until you drink it, so be sure that the ingredients are free from any dangerous pesticides or chemicals.
Fiona is a Degree accredited Naturopath practicing online worldwide and in clinic at Dynamic Health Kensington Park South Australia.