Delicious Natural Drink to Regulate Your Thyroid Gland
If you have a history of thyroid problems in your family, it's advisable to get a medical check-up at least once every 6 months.
While the thyroid gland may be a small organ, it plays several very important roles within the body. It’s not just involved in a couple of basic functions, but participates in a variety of different processes. It’s located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple, and is shaped like a butterfly.
It’s essential for regulating body temperature, metabolism and heart rate, for growth, for skin and nervous system development, for regulating the uptake of nutrients, and a number of other functions.
People can suffer from thyroid problems (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism) for a number of different reasons. While many people get diagnosed early on, others go for much of their lives without realizing they have a medical condition.
Silvia Wengrowicz, from the Department of Thyroid Dysfunction at the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition, states that anyone who experiences symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism (swelling of the throat, puffy eyes – with or without eye pain – or changes in their eye sight) should undergo a thyroid function test.
Can a drink help to regulate the thyroid gland?
For those experiencing thyroid problems, the best course of treatment will depend on the exact problem. Needless to say, the treatment for hypothyroidism isn’t the same as the treatment for hyperthyroidism.
However, maintaining good lifestyle habits while following your doctor’s instructions will have great benefits for your health.
Diet plays an important role when it comes to caring for the thyroid. You’ll need to review your eating habits and try to improve them as much as possible.
At this point, we would like to clarify that you can’t treat thyroid problems by ingesting one particular drink, even if it’s natural and rich in a variety of different nutrients.
In fact, there’s no evidence to suggest that any drink is able to bring such benefits. All the evidence indicates that the most effective way to manage thyroid problems is to improve all your lifestyle habits, maintain these good habits long-term, and follow the instructions of your doctor.
How to prepare a natural drink for your thyroid
The following drink can be used as a complement to your diet rather than a remedy or cure. In it, we have included a variety of different ingredients with properties that may be beneficial to your health. However, it’s important to remember that not all the ingredients will be suitable for everyone, such as ginger, for example.
We would recommend preparing this drink with fresh ingredients, as it’s thought to be the best way to make the most of all their benefits.
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 glasses of water (400 mL)
- 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon (2 grams)
- A pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cranberries (100 grams)
- 1/2 tsp. of grated ginger root (2.5 grams)
- Wash and drain the cranberries.
- Grate the ginger root.
- Squeeze the lemon.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender: cranberries, lemon juice, one glass of water, and the spices.
- Blend everything until it’s mixed well.
- Serve and drink in moderation.
On its own, no drink is able to regulate or heal the thyroid gland when it suffers some sort of malfunction or change. The above recipe is simply a supplement that you can take as part of a healthy diet – as long as it is authorized by your doctor.
You don’t need to substitute any meal with this drink, or make any other kind of drastic changes to improve your health. Following the doctor’s instructions and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits is enough.