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The Best and Worst Foods For Your Thyroid


Your thyroid gland is a major player in your endocrine system, and is responsible for regulating a number of functions in your body. Located in your neck, it helps keep your bodily functions running smoothly – so it’s no surprise that what you put into your body will have an impact on its health (and yours).

Health.com calls the thyroid “your body’s silent workhorse – most of the time, it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there.” But when it’s off, you’ll almost definitely feel it through a variety of symptoms. While there are other factors that can affect your thyroid, a healthy diet is 1-of the components of its function – so here are 13 foods that are particularly thyroid-friendly, and others that… aren’t so much.

1. Good: Seaweed

Yes, this weed from the sea may not be appealing to everyone, but your thyroid sure loves it. Health.com explains that seaweed is “chockfull of iodine,” which the gland needs to function properly.

Depending on the type of seaweed, just 1-gram of it can provide anywhere from 11-percent to 1,989-percent of your required daily intake, says the source. However, it warns to be careful, as getting too much iodine in your diet can trigger hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). It suggests eating 1-fresh seaweed salad a week alongside your seaweed-wrapped sushi, with no supplements required.

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