TOP benefits of brazil nuts

Thyroid is a very complicated organ, which has a huge influence on our whole body. If you lack minerals and vitamins, your thyroid may not produce enough hormones. One of the most important nutrients for optimal thyroid work is hidden in brazil nuts.

Selenium 
Selenium is a mineral essential for humans, found naturally in the soil and certain foods. It helps to produce thyroid hormone (thyroid hormones synthesis), supports metabolism and protects organism from infections. Some studies show that selenium reduces cancer risk and also autoimmune thyroiditis risk. The best source of selenium are brazil nuts.
As I mentioned in my article 7 essential nutrients for optimal thyroid function iodine is one of the elements that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone – thyroxine. Having not enough iodine can lead to hypothyroidism or even enlargement of the thyroid – goiter. However, research has shown that some patients with goiter had also a significant selenium deficiency. This is why they may be at risk of autoimmune disease.  If you have a deficiency of both: selenium and iodine (how to increase your iodine levels you will find here), it is almost certain that your thyroid is NOT functioning well. (more).  Selenium from Brazil nuts is very well absorbed, because it is natural and it can help your thyroid function normally. 
Overall, selenium from Brazil nuts acts as a powerful protector of the thyroid and regulates the production of reactive oxygen within the gland, and it protects the body from antibodies that can create thyroid disease – Dr. Axe 
Aside from supporting your thyroid
selenium from Brazil nuts provides other benefits like:
  • anti-inflammatory effect
  • fertility boost
  • vitality increase (don’t you wanna be young for a long time?:) )
  • antioxidant
  • anticancer
I am sure all of us want to stay healthy and young as long as we can. All those with thyroid diseases should really consider adding Brazil nuts to their diet. Selenium is really amazing source of minerals, however you have to be careful not to overdose. Remember – 1-6 (maximum!) nuts daily is enough, otherwise you may have selenium toxicity.
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Do you have any experiences with selenium or other minerals good for thyroid? Let me know.
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B.

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Hello! My name is Barbara. On this blog I share my passion for natural products, healthy foods and cosmetics. You'll find here hypothyroidism related articles as well as beauty product reviews. Collaboration: iamthyroidtoday@gmail.com

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