The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck.
The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate controlling heart, muscle, and digestive function, brain development, and bone maintenance.
Its correct functioning depends on a good supply of iodine from the diet.
Problems with the thyroid can be caused by: iodine deficiency. autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, leading either to hyperthyroidism (caused by Graves’ disease) or hypothyroidism (caused by Hashimoto’s disease).
Why is a plant-based diet the best for thyroid health?
Is the apparent protection of plant-based diets due to the exclusion of animal foods, the benefits of plant foods, or both? Watch this video to find out.
This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.
This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.
If you care about nutrition, please read studies that diet could boost your gut health and weight loss, and COVID-19 vaccines need to be shored up with a plant-based diet.
Source: NutritionFacts.org (Shared via CC-BY)