Today’s Health Tip ~ Tips for Thyroid Health

Your thyroid needs iodine to work properly and produce enough thyroid hormone for your body’s needs, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you don’t get enough iodine, you risk hypothyroidism or a goiter (a thyroid gland that becomes enlarged to compensate for the thyroid hormone shortage, per Medline Plus). Most Americans have no problem getting enough iodine, since table salt is iodized—but if you’re on a low-sodium diet  or follow a vegan diet, then you may need to up your iodine intake from other sources.

Good food sources for a healthy thyroid

  1. Greek yogurt
  2. Brazil nuts
  3. Chicken and beef
  4. Fish and shellfish
  5. Eggs
  6. Berries
  7. Cruciferous veggies
  8. Soy


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