Everyone knows that you are what you eat, but did you know that superfoods and thyroid booster foods put you in optimum shape?
Numerous people think super foods are hard to find, expensive, or available only in specialty stores, but many can be found in your everyday grocery store.
The more we learn, the more it is clear that our best pharmacy is found in our local grocery’s produce department.
What is a thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, which produces thyroid hormones essential for metabolism, energy, heartbeat, and brain activity.
The thyroid is involved in soo many processes that when it isn’t working properly, it can result in many different kinds of symptoms and health disorders.
The following are the signs that your thyroid could not be functioning properly:
- You have become more sensitive to feeling cold
- Your nails are brittle and dry
- You are feeling exhausted
- You are putting on weight
- You are experiencing brain fog
- Sore muscles and aches
Because the thyroid affects so many processes in the body, the symptoms are varied. Some researchers have found that as many as 30% of diabetics and other autoimmune disorders suffer from poor thyroid function.
Inflammation is a silent killer
Inflammation is a killer and can cause much more than stiff joints and minor aches. It can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and even cancer!
Early symptoms that your body is experiencing inflammation include headaches, fatigue, and loss of energy. Even low-grade inflammation can leave you feeling not yourself, low on energy, and older than you should.
Reducing inflammation can help your thyroid, weight loss efforts, and your total body health!
Before you resign yourself to taking medication daily for life, give this simple and natural daily drink a try! Here is a recipe to lower inflammation and boost your thyroid function!
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Juice from 3 squeezed oranges
- Juice from 1-2 lemons squeezed
- 1 cup pure, unsweetened cranberry juice
- 7 cups of purified or distilled water
- Bring purified or distilled water to a boil.
- Add unsweetened cranberry juice and turn the heat down to low.
- Add nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.
- Simmer for 20 minutes and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Add orange and lemon juice.
- Serve warm or cool.
Why does it work?
Cinnamon is known for its proven ability to boost mental performance, lower weight, fight yeast infections, and lower inflammation response.
Ginger is a rich source of magnesium and potassium which naturally support the thyroid gland and boost metabolism.
Nutmeg is known for nourishing your adrenal glands, lowering cortisol response, and improving weight loss efforts.
Cranberry and citrus juices kick start detoxification of the body, lowering inflammation, and helping you start shedding weight and gaining new found energy.
When we care for our thyroid gland and lower inflammation response in the body, we begin to peel away the years and take back our health. Taking simple steps, like drinking the drink in the above recipe, gently reset our body’s ability to heal itself and make us our best self.