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Breakfasting for a Healthy Thyroid

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal and it certainly is a fantastic opportunity to stock up your body with the nutrients it needs to stay energised throughout the day. The right breakfast foods contain essential nutrients, such as Vitamin B, iron, calcium, protein, and fibre. Missing out on these at breakfast is a wasted opportunity and will leave your body trying to compensate for the rest the day.

During busy mornings, it can be all too easy to de-prioritise breakfast, in favour of an extra 20 minutes in bed, or a little extra time to get the kids off to school. But setting aside a little time for breakfast can truly make a big difference throughout the day. Eating a well balanced breakfast keeps you healthy and strong and provides both your body and your mind with fuel after your overnight fast.

If you skip breakfast, you’re effectively running an empty stomach, just like starting your car without any petrol. Many weight-conscious people are tempted to skip breakfast as an easy way to reduce their calorie intake, but in actual fact the evidence indicates that eating breakfast is one of the best ways to manage your waistline. Research shows that people who eat a balanced breakfast each morning are generally not overweight, whereas those who go without are more likely to reach for fatty, high-sugar snacks a few hours into the day.

Eating the right foods within 90 minutes of waking up keeps your thyroid healthy and revs up your metabolism.

Breakfast not only gives you the energy, strength and concentration you need to perform throughout the day, but it is also an important factor in maintaining a healthy, functioning thyroid. For more on the essential role of a healthy thyroid gland, please read this recent article. Remember that eating the right foods within 90 minutes of waking up keeps your thyroid healthy and revs up your metabolism. Make sure you choose a breakfast that is packed with the right ingredients in order to top up with nutrients, proteins, herbs and essential vitamins.

If you are dealing with a thyroid gland condition and worrying about belly bloat, avoid starting the day with toast or porridge. Eating a healthy amount of proteins from different sources is one of the most important things you can do for a healthy thyroid because the amino acids found in protein are the building blocks for your body’s cells. Try to include both vegetable and animal proteins in your daily diet for improved metabolism, healthy muscle tone, balanced hormones, and better thyroid health. Foods such as eggs, yoghurt, avocado, nuts, spinach and kale are all good foods to include in your breakfast.

Avocados are a tasty, creamy companion for eggs and are a great source of omega-3s and vitamin B. Their antioxidants, such as niacin and riboflavin, can help restore the healthy luster to hair and nails that have become dull or brittle due to Hashimoto and hypothyroidism conditions. The healthy fats in avocados can help protect your skin from free radicals and your thyroid from inflammation. Here is a simple, healthy recipe for poached eggs with smashed avocado.

Fresh, raw greens contain digestive proteins and living enzymes that build tissue and muscle strength. They are also the best source of dietary fibers that help to regulate bowel movements.

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