Not long ago, natural health expert JJ Smith launched a spiced pumpkin smoothie on The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz took a sip and raved: “It’s like you’re eating pumpkin pie!” In addition to deliciousness, the TV presenter also noted that the fall-flavored drink has several ingredients that “boost your thyroid and fight weight gain.”
“Even if you’re not a fan of pumpkin spice, there are seasonal ingredients you’ll love that can do amazing things for your thyroid and waistline,” Smith added.
The thyroid is a small gland hidden beneath the Adam’s apple that has a major influence on the overall health of the body. An overactive thyroid regulates important functions such as breathing and burning fat. “Eating for a healthy thyroid is perfectly smart for everyone,” says Smith. “And smoothies make it easy. You load your blender with the finest ingredients and have a meal ready in seconds.”
What ingredients should you include in your smoothie for thyroid health?
Smith’s Green Smoothie Cleanse 10 Days Designed for effective and healthy slimming. Requirement plan exchange a meal for a vitamin-rich smoothie everyday. The smoothie ingredients below are some of the most important.
Pumpkin is rich in pectin
Like many fruits, Pumpkin is rich in vitamin C, a thyroid booster that helps burn fat effectively. Also: “Pumpkin is high in fiber,” says Dr. Oz, which includes pectin, a gel-like soluble fiber that “absorbs” and removes up to 75% of toxins that slow the thyroid.
Bonus: Pectin quenches hunger better than many diet pills and releases compounds that, according to some studies, melt belly fat quickly. Other top pectin sources: Apples, pears, and bananas.
New research shows eat lots of protein-rich foods closely related to the healthiest thyroid gland. As it turns out, the protein’s amino acids heal and strengthen the delicate thyroid tissue. Smith is a fan of plant-based protein powders, which “combine well in any smoothie.”
According to Dr. Oz, our Thyroid needs amino acids like tyrosine and the mineral selenium to grow – and most of us don’t get enough. Add a daily dose to your menu and you may see your energy levels increase dramatically. Smith’s smoothie fix: Just mix tyrosine-rich almond milk and selenium-rich pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and Brazil nuts.
Spices with ice
When a leading thyroid specialist surveyed thousands of patients, most reported that the spice supplement significantly reduced symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Why? Studies confirm spices reduce thyroid inflammation due to sugar, toxins and other stimulants. “Cinnamon and ginger, for example, are very powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents,” Smith reveals.
Sweet and Zippy Greens
Research shows that there is a direct link between get enough zinc and have an active thyroid gland. That’s why Smith recommends adding greens to most smoothies. Her hobby? She shared: “Spinach has a pleasant taste, not bitter at all. Avocados, berries and mangoes also provide a lot of zinc.
What smoothies can you make for thyroid health?
Want to get started? These thyroid-boosting smoothies can kick-start your journey. Always get your doctor’s approval to try a new diet and never stop prescribing it unless your doctor advises you to do so.
POWER RED Autumn: Blitz 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 cup frozen cauliflower, 1 banana, 1 cup nut milk, 1 cup kale, and 1 tablespoon flaxseed.
CRISP APPLE GREEN: Blitz 1 diced apple, 1 banana, 2 cups spinach, 1/4 cup nuts, 1 cup oats or nut milk, 1/4 cup oats, ice, and a dash of vanilla and cinnamon.
BLACKBERRY PEARL: Blitz 1 cup frozen blackberries, 1 pear, 2 cups greens, 1 tablespoon flaxseed, 1/2 cup nut milk, vanilla and ginger.
This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Women’s world.