40 Foods That Could Harm Your Thyroid

Your favorite foods could be standing between you and your thyroid health.

When many of us think about the parts of our body that determine weight los, we think of two things: our bellies and our brains. We often know intellectually that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and whole grains, is the healthiest way to eat, when our bellies start rumbling, it's easy to throw caution to the wind and our good intentions out the window.

But what about the other parts of your body that could be having an effect on your weight? Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck, is a production center for hormones that can have a wide range of effects on nearly every part of your body. When your thyroid isn't working at full capacity, whether because of disease or other factors, you're likely to feel sluggish and find that you gain weight more easily. While your doctor can help you with a treatment plan if your thyroid levels are out of wack, there are also dietary modifications you can make that can help keep your thyroid healthier in the long-term. Read on to find out which foods you should cross off your grocery list if you want to maintain optimal thyroid health and opt for the 100 Superfoods That Double Weight Loss instead!