Managing Thyroid



Shyft Nutritionist

May 05, 2023

Top 4 micronutrients needed for a healthy thyroid function

It’s not only about TSH levels that have to be in the normal range but also keeping a check on your T3 and T4 levels . Conversion of T4 to T3 is vital for a healthy thyroid function . It requires the presence of certain micronutrients to complete this process. 1.Iron -( required for thyroid hormone creation ) spinach, lentils, beans, walnuts, pistachios, roasted almonds, roasted cashews, or sunflower seeds, dates , black raisins ,poultry , eggs, red meats and organ meats 2.Iodine ( building blocks for thyroid hormones) Milk, curd, dairy products, Eggs , seafood , fish and iodised salt 3. Selenium ( required for conversion of T4 to T3) Brazil nuts , mushroom , spinach , pumpkin or sunflower seeds , cashews , lentils 4.Zinc ( required for conversion of T4 to T3) Seafood like crabs , oysters , mussels Flaxseeds , pumpkin seeds , eggs , lentils , cashews ✔️Ahealthy lifestyle taking care of stress levels, sleep patterns, hydration and good physical activity + thyroid friendly diet.

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