Keep your thyroid humming and your metabolism soaring by eating these healthy foods that keep everything on track. They’ll also help you lose weight.
Tired? Stressed? Can’t lose weight? You’re not alone. In fact, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering a chronic, undiagnosed health issue. It’s called hypothyroidism: a condition that pumps the brakes on your metabolism because the master gland—your thyroid—isn’t functioning at its prime.
Take D3, not plain D. It’s the most active form of the vitamin and the type your skin makes naturally when it’s exposed to sunlight for 15 minutes or so.Get a blood test for D if . . . you’re dark skinned; you’re elderly; you always wear sunscreen and a hat outdoors (smart moves otherwise); you’re obese (D stored in fat is less bioavailable); you have trouble digesting fats; or you live north of Atlanta, Georgia — during winter, the sun’s rays above there simply aren’t strong enough for you to create enough D.