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Foods that Protect or Hurt your Thyroid

1. Salt

Your thyroid needs iodine to work well. Make sure you are using iodized table salt at home. You can tell by looking at the lebel.

2. Leafy Greens

Spinach, lettuce and other great sources of magnesium, and minerals that plays a huge role in your body system. Fatigue, muscle cramps, and changes in your heartbeat could be sign that you are not getting enough.

3. Nuts

Cashew nuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of iron. Nuts help your thyroid in two ways. Not only are good source of iron but also rich in selenium, another mineral that supports your thyroid.

4. Seafood

Fish, shrimp, and seaweed are great sources of iodine. You need iodine for a healthy thyroid, but avoid large amounts of iodine rich foods.

5. Kale

Kale is a mild goitrogen which in rare cases, prevents the thyroid from getting enough iodine. Kale should not be a problem for you unless you get very little iodine in your diet and you are eating large amounts of kales.

6. Soy

Chemicals found in soy products like soy milk could hurt your thyroid's ability to make hormones but only if you don’t get enough iodine and eat large amounts.

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