5 Surprising Foods That Can Help Your Thyroid

Improve thyroid function by adding these foods to your grocery list.

5 Surprising Foods That Can Help Your Thyroid

By Toni Gasparis

Thyroid issues are a very common problem for women. If you have been feeling sluggish lately, your thyroid may be to blame. If you think you have a thyroid problem, you may notice improvements by simply adjusting your diet. Make sure you’re eating foods rich in nutrients that specifically help improve your thyroid health. Check out these five surprising foods that can give your thyroid a boost. If symptoms persist, you should go see a doctor and get your thyroid checked.


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Cocoa Powder

Your thyroid needs zinc in order to function properly. Zinc helps your body produce thyroid hormones that keep it healthy. Make sure you are getting 30 to 40 milligrams of zinc in your daily diet. You can do this with a number of different foods such as spinach, chickpeas, cashews, and lean ground beef. Surprisingly enough, even natural cocoa powder contains almost three milligrams of zinc per serving. Try mixing cocoa powder into your snacks or dessert for a delicious and healthy indulgence.

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Personal photos courtesy of Dr.Oz

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