We’ve all been there: before you know it lunch has past and we haven’t eaten, we’re out running errands, desperately trying to get everything on our to-do list done and faced with a ultimate choice. While our stomachs are growling, we can find food that fit into our healthier lifestyle, or choose the easy road out and eat junk. The truth is that the deciding factor often comes down to what’s easily accessible in arms reach. Many of us would rather just grab what is easy than to give up precious time.
This post will help encourage you to change that! These 3 hypothyroidism foods should always be on your person, in your purse, in the pocket of your gym bag or inside your glove compartment. That way, you have a fast, easy and healthy solution to a common problem we all face.
Almonds are a great choice for on-the-go fat and protein. They may be more expensive than most nuts, but they’ll also fill you up with a smaller portion. They are high in many different nutrients. Some of the cardio protective nutrients found in almonds include alpha-tocopherol, arginine, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium, potassium. They are an excellent source of protein, and are high in fiber. Walnuts also have a great ratio of Omega-3 (good) to Omega-6 (inflammatory) fats, making them another solid choice for quick snacks.Walnuts contain multiple health-beneficial components, such as having high levels of arginine, folate, fiber, tannins, and polyphenols. Brazil nuts nuts are well known for having high levels of selenium. In fact, there are numerous studies which show that eating only one or two Brazil nuts per day can help to improve selenium. If you’re allergic to nuts, seeds are great too! Sunflower seeds are one of the highest food sources of vitamin E and they have high levels of protein and dietary fiber. They are also contain thiamin, folate, manganese, copper, magnesium, selenium, and other nutrients. Let’s not forget about pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin seeds pack a great magnesium punch and consist of high amounts of potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, copper, chromium, and molybdenum. Having these at your finger tips will save you time, energy and effort.
2. Homemade Granola
Making your own granola is a great way to choose only the best ingredients. The high protein and high fat content will keep you fuller longer and provide you with various nutrients that your body needs. Play around with the ingredients to make the flavor you desire! Try this tasty, nutritious recipe that is quick and easy and provides plenty of thyroid nutrition.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease the bottom of a baking sheet with coconut oil.
- Mix all of the ingredients, excluding dried fruit. Toss well.
- Spread evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, being careful not to burn.
- Remove from the oven and stir in dried apricots.
- Let cool and store in an airtight container.
3. Roasted Coconut Slices
When a craving for sweets hits, try keeping some roasted coconut slices on hand. Roasted coconut slices is particularly delicious and popular. Coconut has a direct effect in suppressing inflammation and repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful intestinal microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation. They have extraordinary anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
You can find these three products in any grocery store, making them great starting points for emergency snacking. Consider mixing up your own trail mix with nuts and fruit, or keeping small snack bags in your purse or car with all three options! Don’t forget the fork for your sardines — not fun to eat with your hands (believe me, I’ve done it!)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F or 175C.
- Punch 3 holes in the “eye of the coconut” with a screw driver.
- Pour out the coconut water into a glass and taste it – if it has a foul taste, the coconut is gone and cannot be used. The coconut water is highly nutritious; full of electrolytes and potassium.
- Wrap the coconut in a towel or a kitchen cloth and pound it with a hammer to crack it open.
- Use a knife to lift the coconut flesh away from the shell.
- If it’s too hard to separate the coconut flesh from the shell, pop the coconut into a pre-heated oven for about 30 min. This makes the separation much easier.
- Slice the coconut into thick pieces, trying your best to maintain the same thickness for each piece.
- Lay it out on parched paper, pieces well spaced out so they don’t touch each other too much.
- Roast for 20-30 minutes or until brown in color.
These coconut slices keep well in the fridge for about a week, after that they get moldy. It’s recommended to separate them into smaller batches and keep them in a freezer, always in a glass (not plastic) container.
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