OK, maybe it doesn’t have any magic ingredients in it but it will surely make you feel great!
In the past 2 years I’ve been making my own fruit and vegetable juices and what a difference they make in the way I feel! I have lots more energy, my skin is smooth and I feel overall great. You can use many different fruits and vegetables to make juices at home, if you haven’t grabbed it already here’s a free ebook I’m giving away on the benefits of juicing which includes recipes too.
In this article I’ll share one of my best juicing recipes for hypothyroidism that I came up with myself
First, you’ll need a juice extractor. This is different from a blender. There are many different juicers on the market, some are high end and really expensive but I’ve found that my $50 juicer does just fine! My juicer is just a General Electric Wide Mouth Juicer, nothing fancy but works great.
Next you’ll need a tall glass to collect the juice in. And finally you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 3-4 medium-sized carrots
- ½ apple
- 3-4 stalks of celery
- 1 tablespoon spirulina (my secret ingredient)
- 6oz water (optional)
Here’s how to make it: clean the carrots well, and wash the apple and celery. Make them into juice, you should have about 6-8 oz of juice at this point. Add 6oz of water so that the juice is not too sweet (at least that’s how I prefer mine). Take a tablespoon of spirulina and mix it in. You’ll end up with an orange-greenish juice like this:
The Ingredients Explained:
Now let me explain a bit why this juice is sooo amazing for you, and especially if you suffer from hypothyroidism.
Carrots: Carrot juice is rich in beta carotene, which gives the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals. Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A in the body. The darker the color of the carrot, the more carotene it contains. Many people find the taste of carrot juice pleasant and sweet. Carrot juice does have a high concentration of natural sugar, so those with diabetes should consult their doctor as to how much they can drink. Drinking carrot juice is considered to be very beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A’s cleansing effects. Please note, your skin may turn a bit orange when drinking too much carrot juice but in moderation is fine.
Vitamin A plays a very important role in immunity, which is essential for anyone with an autoimmune thyroid condition such as Graves’ or Hashimoto’s. Vitamin A may also help with the inflammatory and repair process. It also works for preventing infections from developing, and an infection can potentially trigger an autoimmune response.
Apples: Need I say anything? Apples are some of the best fruits you can have. It contains vitamins like A, B1, B2, Niacin, Folate, C, E, K and B6, and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and more.
Celery: Celery juice is highly nutritious. In olden times, it was considered a medicinal herb used to treat a variety of health complaints. The minerals, vitamins and nutrients are in perfect harmony with each other. Celery leaves are high in vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C and dense in potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids.
Spirulina: This superfood is actually algae that grows in our oceans, springs and lakes. Spirulina is a superfood because it has tons of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. It’s especially important for those suffering from thyroid problems because spirulina contains thyroid-supporting minerals like iodine, and the amino acid tyrosine, which together make up one form of thyroid hormone.
I’ve got to warn you, not everyone would like the taste of this juice! But to me the important thing is it makes me feel great so I don’t really mind the taste.
So try out my recipe and let me know what you think in the comments section below.