Best Juice for Thyroid Balancing

Green Juice: Best for Thyroid Balancing

Thyroid health is becoming an increasingly popular topic, along with sugar detox, inflammation, and belly fat. Some of you may already be familiar with this topic. But, if you are not, understanding this subject can be the best key to living a healthy life. 

Your thyroid has a major impact on immunity, weight control, metabolic rate, digestion, bone maintenance and mood. When under stress or having adrenal issue and poor diet, hormones such as cortisol can be released that impact on the way our thyroid works and slows it down. Also certain nutrient deficiencies can have the same effect.

So one way we can help our thyroid to perform better under times of stress or poor eating is with a smoothie, rich in the right ingredients.

Recent studies have shown that spinach, leafy greens, kale, and broccoli are beneficial in boosting your glutathione level, which helps support thyroid functions and may help prevent thyroid cancer. Other industry experts have discovered that green juice is very effective for thyroid balance.

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When a green juice is paired with fresh organic food, whole real food, superfoods, spices, phytonutrients, foods that are rich in proteins, and anti-inflammatory food, it can work wonders. It can also help to restore and elevate your health. So what are some of the great effects of green juice on your health, especially for balancing the thyroid. Here are some important things to remember: 

  •  Chlorophyll-rich greens can help cleanse the blood, boost the functions of immune system, and balance the Ph of your body. 

  • Your thyroid is just like your brain in that it thrives on healthy fats. 

  •  Eating every couple of hours kick starts your thyroid. You should keep your energy level up & fine tune your digestion system. 

  • Selenium is essential for thyroid health because it helps to reduce inflammation, prevent chronic illnesses, and regulate immune responses. 

  • It is important to balance the fats in your body by eating more leafy greens. One of the main reasons why leafy greens, particularly dark leafy greens, are essential for your health is because they help to counteract the properties of the various fats in your body. 

Green juice can contribute a lot to your overall health, especially in balancing your thyroid. It can help increase vibrancy and help you reach an optimal level in life. Moreover, it highlights many superfood ingredients, such as the following:

Cucumber is an amazing superfood ingredient for green juice. It keeps you cool and hydrated and helps flush toxins from your body because it is packed with silicon, potassium, and magnesium. 

Pineapples are delicious and they help support your eyes, bones, and immune system.  Full of Vitamin C and Bromelain.

Lemon contains B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C, copper, flavonoids, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber, potassium, iron, and citric acid which are all beneficial not only for your thyroid health but for your heart as well. 

Fennel is also an amazing food ingredient that can be found in some green juices. It can help in thyroid balancing and heart health because it contains Vitamin C, folate and potassium. 

Chlorophyll can decrease bacterial growth and inflammation, especially on your skin. It is a natural deodorant, detoxifier, and blood builder. 

Coriander is another good source of phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, dietary fiber, Vitamin C and zinc, all beneficial not just to your thyroid, but to your overall health. 

Recipe - Thyroid Balancing Juice

Here is a Thyroid balancing, bloat fighting recipe that I love

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pawpaw (chopped)

  • 1 cup Pineapple (chopped)

  • 1 Cucumber (chopped)

  • 5 Ice Cubes

  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves

  • 1 cup Baby Spinach

  • 2 tbsps Chia Seeds

  • 1 cup Water

Directions

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and enjoy

Notes

Likes it Sweet - Add a little raw honey.

More Protein - Add hemp seeds or a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

No PawPaw - Replace with Mango

 

 

How to get Vitamin C into your body naturally – 5 foods that contain Vitamin C

How to get Vitamin C into your body naturally – 5 foods that contain Vitamin C

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally available in certain foods and added to others. Vitamin C is also a dietary supplement and has proven to be an important physiological antioxidant that regenerates antioxidants in the human body. Early studies show that Vitamin C may help prevent or even delay the development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and several other diseases. 

5 foods with Vitamin C

Oranges

One large orange contains 82mg Vitamin C, which is over 100% your recommended daily intake (RDI). There are a variety of oranges within the citrus species. Citrus x Sinensisis considered a sweet orange. Citrusx Aurantiumis a bitter orange. Oranges contain natural vitamin C because of their citric qualities. In percentages, 100g of orange juice contains 88% Vitamin C.

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Red capsicum

Half of a chopped red pepper contains 95mg of Vitamin C, which is, again, over 100% of your RDI. They are one pf the most nutrient dense vegetables and have higher levels of nutrients and are sweeter than their green counterpart. Percentage-wise, 100g of capsicum contains 404% Vitamin C.

Broccoli

Half a cup of steamed Broccoli contains 51mg Vitamin C, 57% of your RDI. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable which had been known to lower oxidative stress and increase immunity. It is part of the cabbage family and can range in colour from a dark sage to dark purple . It is also high in Protein, Vitamins A & K as well a a good source of minerals. In percentages, 100g of broccoli contains 148% Vitamin C.

Guava

One whole Guava contains 125mg of Vitamin C, over 100% of your RDI. Guavas are tropical fruits that are cultivated and enjoyed in tropical and subtropical regions. Psidium guava (the guava we see most often) is a small tree of the Myrtle family which is native to warm regions of the Americas and are grown commercially in Australia . In percentages, 100g of Guava contains 380% Vitamin C.

Kiwi

One Kiwi contains 64mg of Vitamin C, which is over 100% of your DV. Kiwifruit is also known as Chinese gooseberry, which is the name given to edible berries of several species of the woody vines of the Genus Actinidia. Kiwi fruit is overall about the size of a large chicken egg and the skin is also edible. In percentages, 100g of kiwi contains 154% Vitamin C.

Benefits of consuming foods that are rich in Vitamin C

  • Healthy skin growth and collagen formation

  • Increased and improved mineral absorption 

  • Fights free radical damage

  • Boosted immunity for fighting colds and flu

  • Improved gum and teeth health 

  • Improved circulation and heart health 

Women can consume up to 75mg of Vitamin C a day, and men can consume up to 90mg Vitamin C a day. Especially in times of stress both physically and emotionally. The recommended daily intake for both men and woman is 60mg.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Immune Function

Vitamin C promotes a healthy, well-functioning immune system. It helps stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are essential to effective immunity. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps protect white blood cells from the damage.

Collagen Production

Vitamin C is the manufacturer of Collagen. Collagen is an important protein for the structures that hold the body together. Such as Cartilage, connective tissue, ligaments, tendons etc. It is also vital for wound repair, healthy gums and preventing bruising.

Skin

Consumption of Vitamin C may decrease the appearance of wrinkles and alleviate dry skin. The antioxidants present in Vitamin C help to reduce effects of pollution, stress and even a poor diet.

Stroke

Some studies show that high levels of Vitamin C in the blood may reduce the risk of a stroke by 50%.

Vitamin C is essential for our well being and is one of the few vitamins that cannot be over consumed. Incorporate some of these Vitamin C-packed foods in your daily diet for better, long-lasting health benefits

If you’re not sure about how much vitamin C you’re getting or you’d like to discuss your health further, book your appointment or your complimentary 30 minute discovery call so that we get you feeling more of your old self again.  If you feel your stress or exhaustion effecting the way you live, then have a book into my Adrenal Rescue Program to get you back

The Power of Magnesium and the signs that you’re probably not getting enough

 

The Power of Magnesium and the signs that you’re probably not getting enough

If I got a dollar for every time I said, “you need some magnesium” I’d be a very, very, yes very wealthy woman.

I see and hear it every, single, day, but why are we not getting enough and why is it so important??

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to good health. As a matter of fact, it is the 4th most abundant mineral found in the body. Nearly half of body’s magnesium is commonly found in your bones while the other half is mainly found in the cells of your body organs and tissues.

Magnesium supports typical nerve and muscle function, maintains a healthy immune system and helps keep bones strong. Apart from this, magnesium plays an important role in the management and prevention of certain conditions and diseases including anxiety, adrenal fatigue, memory loss, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. 

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And while only 1% of the body’s magnesium is found in blood, the essential mineral also helps maintain normal blood pressure and regulate blood sugar levels.

Now Magnesium deficiency in your diet is caused of lack of consumption of magnesium-rich foods and soil depletion. Poor digestion and absorption can also play a big factor in deficiency.

Here, are some of the signs that you are magnesium-deficient and the important things you can do to overcome it. 

1.    Fatigue- It is very common for people to feel wound up after their long hours of work or parenting. This is one of the reasons why you can find it hard time to sleep at night.

Magnesium can help. It plays a vital role to make your central nervous system function well. Once you lack this mineral, you may experience waking up in the middle of the night, making you irritable and constantly tired throughout your day. I highly recommend eating a bit of dark chocolate or pumpkin seeds.

2.    Restless Legs- I used to get this and it is a horrible feeling. According to studies, if you experience muscle cramp or running legs while you are lying in bed, it could be related to magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium can make your muscles relax and avoid painful cramping. Increase leafy vegetables into your daily meal. This will surely help to improve your magnesium levels and at the same time reduce painful muscle cramping. 

3.    High Blood Pressure- High blood pressure can damage your body before you experience the signs. Even though you exercise and eat healthy foods, you can still experience high blood pressure. This could be because you lack magnesium in your body. With the combination of exercise and healthy diet, you may need to supplement magnesium.

4.    Dizziness-Extreme dizziness or also known as vertigo can be cause by lack of magnesium. For you to avoid dizziness, make sure to eat fatty fish on a regular basis. This is because fish is an excellent source of magnesium that encourages brain’s recognition of sensory signals.

5.    Stress-When you are stressed, general tension, weight gain and worry lines all show up. Stress causes your body to waste magnesium so it is highly recommended to incorporate magnesium-rich foods to your diet. This will surely help to make your nervous system happy and calm. Looks at nuts, avocado coconut, green beans.

Exercise is also seen by the body as stress so if you work out regularly, it would be worth increasing your magnesium for muscle recovery.

6.    Belly Bloat- The ultimate key to a healthy and happy life is to keep your digestive system in good condition. Magnesium plays a part in insulin release, fat and cholesterol metabolism, as well as relaxing your intestines muscles, making slow digestion and bloating unlikely.

Incorporate excellent sources of magnesium into your diet to boost your digestive health. Eat dried fruit, bananas and yogurt. 

If any of this sounds like you or you’d like to discuss your health further, book your appointment or your complimentary 30 minute discovery call so that we get you feeling more of your old self again.