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Top 5 Plants You Can Grow in Your Garden to Help Improve Your Thyroid Health

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When your thyroid hormones are off balance they can significantly impact a lot of other body systems and make you feel very sick. Maintaining thyroid health is important and easy to do by maintaining a healthy diet. You can even grow most of these plants right in your own backyard!
Thyroid health can be supported by a diet with Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, and Panthothenic Acid.
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Berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants, elderberries, goji berries, and gooseberries) are all extremely important for your thyroid health! Berries have a high amount of antioxidants which help the thyroid process iodine in the body.

Green, leafy vegetables (especially spinach) are super nutritious to add into your diet! Although you do want to be careful with eating too many cruciferious veggies (such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, etc), greens are still an important part of maintaining your overall health and adding iron and antioxidants into your diet.

Turmeric is a great spice to add into your diet if you have thyroid issues! Turmeric significantly helps to decrease inflammation which in turn can help to improve your thyroid condition.

A common side effect of hypothyroidism is lethargy and constipation. Beans are a great fighter against both of these providing you with more energy and fiber to reduce your constipation problems. Pole beans, bush beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), southern peas (black-eyed peas), and peas can all work to help with these common side effects.

*Avoid eating soybeans though if you have hypothyroidism.

Nuts and seeds (such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds) are a good addition to your healthy diet by adding selenium and decreasing your risk of thyroid disease.

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This content is for informational purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard your professional medical advice or deal in seeking it. It’s important to note that each person is different and their body will react to foods differently. See what works best with your body and discuss with a physician if you have any questions.

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