The thyroid is key to regulating the body’s metabolism. Foods – such as eggs – have nutrients that can help your thyroid function better. For example, eggs contain substantial amounts of iodine and selenium. These nutrients are essential to synthesizing thyroid hormones.
Nutritional Benefits of Eggs
- Eggs energize you before and after exercise because they are a lean source of protein to help repair muscles
- Amino acids in eggs give your metabolism a boost
- Eggs are a filling yet low-calorie food – one has about 74 calories and 6 grams of protein
- Eggs are rich in antioxidants – lutein and zeaxanthin
- There is no sugar in eggs, so they help you keep your blood sugar level low
Other Iiodine-Rich Foods to Improve Thyroid Function
Insufficient iodine intake impairs the production of thyroid hormones, leads to hypothyroidism.
Foods that are a rich source of iodine:
- Seafood – cod, tuna & shrimp
- Seaweed – wakame
- Fruit – prunes
- Grain products
- Lima beans
- Iodized table salt
Dr. Hugh Melnick recommends an iodine intake of 150 mcg of iodine per day for adult women trying to conceive. Non-pregnant women in their prime reproductive years who are considering pregnancy may consider a daily consumption of 250 mcg. To ensure adequate thyroid hormone production and iodine supply to the embryo and fetus, always consult with your doctor.
Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally – or are seeking fertility care – boosting your fertility begins with whole-body nutrition.
- Improve reproductive health
- Improve overall physical health
- Improve mental health
- Improve emotional health
- Improve whole body health
Thyroid Function Expertise
Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – has decades of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating subclinical hypothyroidism. Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.
Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.