What’s in your pantry? Are you ready for a clean slate, or in this case a clean plate! Are you ready to revamp your pantry for thyroid health?
If you’re looking to make important upgrades to your diet I suggest you view your diet transformation as a project in progress.
So why not get started by kicking out the worst food offenders from your pantry?
So What’s Hiding in Your Pantry?
What’s hidden way in the back? What is expired? Are there unhealthy items lurking in there?
To discover how healthy a food is you must read the nutritional panel and ingredient list. This reveals exactly what’s in a product..in truth the front label is usually just marketing hype.
Here’s Are The Most Thyroid-Damaging Foods
- Artificial sweeteners.
- Baked goods with wheat flour, sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils.
- Foods with soy and corn (maize) ingredients.
- Sugary foods.
- High fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
- Snack foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
- Soft drinks – including diet soft drinks.
- Vegetable oils: Canola, soybean, corn, grape seed, peanut, sunflower and safflower.
- White sugar.
It is not all bad news. As I see it, you have the ability to make a big difference to your thyroid health by eating a nutritious diet, taking quality nutritional supplements, managing your stress levels, maintaining an optimistic mindset, and avoiding environmental toxins.
Should you eat a gluten free diet?
The research is in, gluten sensitivity is linked to specific digestive problems as well as broader health issues including autoimmune thyroid disorders.
For some individuals avoiding gluten is life-changing. Kicking out gluten from the diet boosts energy levels, ends brain fog, stops the bloat, and leads to weight loss, especially around the middle aka as a ‘wheat belly’.
The problem is, gluten is found in so many foods so a gluten free diet takes commitment. This common food protein that is naturally found in grains such as wheat, rye, spelt, barley, oats, and triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten is also found in many processed foods such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, desserts, biscuits, and microwave meals.
You can learn more here: Could A Gluten Free Diet Help Heal Your Thyroid Health?
Revamp Your Pantry for Thyroid Health
You may have heard this before, when it comes to healing your thyroid it’s vital to eat a clean, and nutritious diet. The fact is, food really is medicine and every bite is a new opportunity to help heal your body.
Here’s two tips..
+ A go-to shopping list can make a big difference to your food choices as you are less likely to make unhealthy impulse purchases at the grocery store if you stick to a list. Your mission is to seek out the most vital, natural produce possible.
+ Stock up on healthy produce each week at a local farmers market. This is a great way to support your regional farmers, and the local economy.
Like more dietary advice? I provide 4 key diet tips to heal your thyroid here: Skip The Fad Diets! Just Eat Real Food To Help Heal Your Thyroid