Everyone knows that you are what you eat, but did you know that superfoods and thyroid booster foods put you in optimum shape? Many 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.
Just What is a Thyroid Gland?
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that covers your windpipe on three sides. This gland is responsible for your metabolism and is vitally important to heart health, body temperature, and energy in the body. When something is amiss with your thyroid function, you are likely to feel like someone “pulled the plug” on your energy. To get back that energetic spark, turning to proven remedies that rev you back up is a great start!
How Do You Know Your Thyroid is Struggling?
So, how do you know your thyroid isn’t working as it should? You may notice that you have become more sensitive to feeling cold, your nails are brittle and dry, you are feeling exhausted, putting on weight, experience brain fog, or notice 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!
What Can You Do?
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
1. Bring purified or distilled water to a boil.
2. Add unsweetened cranberry juice and turn the heat down to low.
3. Add nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.
4. Simmer for 20 minutes and allow to cool to room temperature.
5. Add orange and lemon juice.
6. Serve warm or cool.
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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 newfound energy.
Care for Yourself with Every Sip!
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. Give it a try today and give your body a beautiful gift with every sip! What have you got to lose but pounds and fatigue?