Food Can Help or Hinder Your Health

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I started saying this last year when doing my Level 3 and Level 4 in Diet and Nutrition.

Everything you eat has the power to either help or hinder your health. 

Every single thing we eat and drink can either help us to improve our health (or maintain good health) or make it worse. When you realise the power of food, you start looking at it differently.

I’m a total foodie – I’m always thinking about food and I love trying new dishes. I also have a history of disordered eating and unhealthy dieting so it’s important I focus on the nutritional value of food and trying to eat well-balanced.

Do you notice a difference between how you feel and what you eat too?

A key example of this for me is what I eat for breakfast. If I skip breakfast or eat something lacking much substance and nutrition, I feel so rubbish. I could be mistaken for blaming it on my thyroid symptoms, even. And if I eat a lot of processed foods or sugar it makes me lethargic and fatigued too.

Treat food and nutrition like another important part of that thyroid jigsaw puzzle.

What can you do? Check out the links below on foods to eat more of and foods to avoid with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, but also – go back to basics. Ensure you are eating ample vegetables every day, that you’re eating enough protein to balance blood sugar and keep you feeling clear-headed and well-fuelled, and avoid processed and packaged foods. You can even batch cook ahead of time and freeze some meals.

How do you find eating well for your thyroid condition?

See also:

The article: Good Foods for Hypothyroidism

The article: Foods to Avoid with Hypothyroidism

The article: Balancing Blood Sugar

The Cookbook: The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook: 125 Healing Recipes for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Recipes on my blog 

Freedom From Thyroid Fatigue LogoThe Freedom From Thyroid Fatigue Course has a whole module focused on nutrition and helping you personalise your diet to get you feeling well with thyroid disease.

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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One thought on “Food Can Help or Hinder Your Health

  1. Great reference page for more tips on improving food & diet. I’m not much of a foodie but things have really gone rather downhill lately since my emergency op earlier this year, and then the recent op; I need to put more focus back on eating more and building up my strength and health again, so this has come at a really good time. Sometimes you just need a kick up the bum to put your priorities in order… (or at least I definitely do!) 😆
    xx

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