We all want to be healthy, but due to many reasons like busy lifestyle, wrong eating habits, lack of physical activity, some or the other disease surrounds us and we get sick very soon. Apart from this, there are some diseases which are related to the glands of our body. One of these is thyroid. It is associated with the thyroid gland.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland found in the neck, which is present in the front of the neck. The thyrod gland makes hormones, which increase the body’s metabolism (it works to convert the food we eat into energy) and controls the cells in the body. Thyroid hormone controls all the processes of the body. Disturbances in this gland lead to thyroid related diseases.
Today we will tell you what causes thyroid to grow. Nutritionist Manoli Mehta is giving us this information. He is a Diabetes Educator and Weight Management Specialist. But first of all, let us know about the symptoms of thyroid enlargement.
Symptoms of thyroid enlargement
- weight loss
- hair loss
- muscle weakness and pain
- increased appetite
- profuse sweating
- Irregular periods
1. Selenium Deficiency
Selenium deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in people with Hashimoto’s (an autoimmune disorder that destroys thyroid cells). It is an important nutrient for function and therefore taking a supplement may not only help avoid autoimmune disease triggers but also reduce high levels of thyroid antibodies.
In addition, selenium produces glutathione, which protects the thyroid gland from inflammation. Acts as an antioxidant and prevents hair fall.
2. Gluten consumption
The protein present in gluten is called gliadin, its molecular structure is like that of thyrod. So, when you eat food containing gluten, it enters the bloodstream and starts attacking the food instead of digesting it.
Apart from this, the consumption of gluten can cause inflammation and allergies in the body.
3. Breakfast rich in carbs
Try to include minimum carbohydrate items in the diet. These are high in calories, which can hinder the functioning of the thyroid. Also, consuming carbs slows down the metabolic rate.
Start your day with a good quality protein complex carbs and good fat like eggs, avocado and gluten free bread or almond milk with oats, blueberries and walnuts.
By doing these things thyroid starts increasing. If you also want to keep under control, then try to avoid them. you also have any health related problem, then do tell us in the comment box below the article and we will try to solve it through our stories. If you liked this story then do share it. Stay connected to Harzindagi to read more such stories.