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Myth About Thyroid Health: "Brazil Nuts Provide the Daily Selenium I Need"

 

Brazil nuts are delicious, and they contain more selenium by weight than any other food. One ounce of Brazil nuts provides a whopping 990% of your recommended daily value! So why not eat a few nuts every day to get your selenium rather than pop one more pill? Let’s do a little myth-busting about that.

 

What Does Selenium do for You?

Selenium is an essential mineral for thyroid health. It’s a trace mineral, one that’s dosed in micrograms. Yet, at these seemingly minuscule amounts, a selenium deficiency can be a direct cause for hypothyroidism and even a trigger for...

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Myth About Thyroid Health: "I Can't Eat Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage and Other Cruciferous Veggies"

 

This is one topic I love talking about because I’ll rarely tell someone to NOT eat their veggies! And when it comes to supporting optimal thyroid health, I’m not going to deny you your plate of greens! Let’s redeem those cruciferous vegetables and give them a place back at your table.

Delicious and nourishing vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower have been shunned from too many meals due to outdated misunderstandings and beliefs about thyroid disease.

What caused them to be dismissed?

Goitrogens.

It’s a funny-sounding word that...

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