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Tips for Hypothyroidism
Tips for
Hypothyroidism
COUNT ON IRON

Along with selenium and zinc, iron is essential for healthy thyroid hormone metabolism. Iron deficiencies and anemia hinder the production of thyroid hormones and can slow down your metabolism. Hypothyroidism is highly associated with iron deficiencies, making iron intake important for women with this thyroid condition. 

Low levels of iron are commonly linked with constant fatigue, low red blood cell count, irritability, and mood swings. Fortunately, making sure you’re getting enough iron into your daily diet is relatively simple. Iron-rich foods include spinach, red meat, fortified cereals and breads, lentils, liver, and raisins. Clams, mussels, and oysters also contain high levels of iron, but these foods can also contain high levels of iodine.

For breakfast, think about adding a handful of raisins to your cold or hot cereal, or some spinach to your veggie omelet.

Tips Designed by:
Anna Lepeley PhD, CSCS, CISSNRead bio »
Tips Designed by:
Anna Lepeley PhD, CSCS, CISSN Read bio »

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Anna Lepeley, PhD, CSCS, CISSN
Dr. Anna Lepeley has a PhD in Exercise Biochemistry and Nutrition research. She specializes in exercise, nutrition and dietary supplements along with their effects on overall health. Dr. Lepeley is a Nutrition and Exercise Science professor and lecturer at national and international conferences. She is the published author of "Stop it: 18 habits that hinder your libido and make you fat", providing nutrition, exercise and hormone health information for men and women of all ages.
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