January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Your thyroid is a small, but mighty, butterfly shaped gland at the base of your neck, above the collar, that regulates most bodily functions. It is part of your endocrine system.
There are a number of issues that can arise with your thyroid. The two most notable are hyperthyroidism - overproduction of thyroid hormone causing overactive metabolism and bodily functions - and hypothyroidism - insufficient production of thyroid hormone causing slowing of metabolism and bodily functions.
One of the ways to help prevent thyroid issues is healthy diet and exercise. Here are a few foods that can help your thyroid - oysters, seaweed, spinach, Greek Yogurt, eggs, berries, brazil nuts - they contain nutrients including iodine, selenium and zinc, that help in the production of thyroid hormone.
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