Tips for Hypothyroidism
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Hypothyroidism can cause zinc deficiencies, a vital trace element. Low levels of zinc can affect your overall thyroid hormone production. Consuming zinc-rich foods may complement your prescription hypothyroidism treatment and promote the restoration of hair growth. Since hypothyroidism can take a toll on the health and appearance of the skin, hair, and nails.

In general, high-protein foods contain high levels of zinc. Chicken, beef, seafood, beans, chickpeas, and almonds are all great sources of zinc. For breakfast, have a bowl of fiber-rich, fortified cereal or spread cashew butter on whole wheat toast.

Check with your doctor to see if adding a zinc supplement is a good idea for you.

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.