The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that plays a key role in your energy levels and metabolism.
Every cell in the human body has thyroid hormone receptors, which makes the thyroid gland a very important clog in a complex machine – keeping the body functioning at a normal rate.
Unfortunately some people will suffer from symptoms that indicate an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
Thyroid problems – particularly hypothyroidism – can be hard to treat, especially as what you eat can interfere with treatment.
Below we have a quick guide to improving your condition via diet.
Stock up on:
- Healthy proteins – Fish, nuts and lean meats are key sources of protein which transports thyroid hormones to body cells and tissues – thus helping to normalise thyroid function.
- Healthy fats – Getting insufficient fat...