Diet for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism refers to a decrease in the function of the thyroid gland resulting in the production of low levels of thyroid hormones in the body. Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid gland) is a common thyroid gland disorder and is more prevalent in women. What Is Hypothyroidism? The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits near the base of your neck.¬†Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to “run the body’s metabolism,” it is understandable that people with this condition will have …

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Diet Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

What does diet during pregnancy mean? When we refer to diet during pregnancy, we are not speaking about restricting calories or trying to lose weight. Dieting to lose weight during pregnancy can be hazardous to you and your baby, especially since a weight loss regimen may restrict important nutrients such as iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals. Quick tips: Consume freshly cooked seasonal food items Avoid under and overcooked foods avoid packaged and processed foods You can have 6-8 teaspoons of sugar a day ¬†Consume traditional¬†meal combinations Dairy Products: At least 1000 mg of calcium is needed …

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