The function of the thyroid gland is to distribute various hormones throughout the body, and thus regulate body temperature, menstrual cycles, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, cholesterol levels, respiration, brain development, the function of the heart and nervous system, blood calcium levels, and skin integrity.
Therefore, it is of high importance to take the needed measures and support its healthy function.
Hypothyroidism is one of the two most common thyroid gland disorders, which occurs when this gland is underactive. It is characterized by fatigue, weight gain, difficulty concentrating, and dry skin and hair.
The second one is hyperthyroidism, caused by an overactive thyroid. Its most common symptoms include weight loss, accelerated heartbeat, high blood pressure, and diarrhea.
This condition is usually treated with the use of medications, the oral use of radioactive iodine, or a surgery. Yet, these treatments can often lead to the inadequate secretion of certain hormones.
Due to this, it is best to improve the thyroid function naturally, and the following remedy is highly beneficial. Its main ingredients are cranberries, which are natural iodine source.
It also contains ginger, which provides magnesium, that controls thyroid diseases, orange and lemon juice, which contains high amounts of antioxidants, and cinnamon, which lowers the risk of hypothyroidism.
Its consumption optimizes the thyroid function and provides a huge vitamin boost, which additionally supports overall health. Here is how to prepare it:
Cranberry Thyroid-Boosting Juice
1 cup 100% cranberry juice
1/4 tablespoon dry ginger
3/4 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon nutmeg
7 cups spring or filtered water
You should heat the water, but it should not start boiling. Then, add the cranberry juice and the spices, and simmer for 2o minutes.
Then, remove from heat, and leave it to cool. Next, add the lemon and orange juice.
You should drink the batch throughout the day.
Furthermore, for best results, make sure you optimize the levels of selenium (found in fish, brazil nuts, seafood), vitamin D, goitrogens (found in broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage), and vitamin B12, and start exercising regularly.