The organ that develops hormones in order to improve metabolism is the thyroid gland. Unfortunately, many people never have heard about “thyroid disorders” before, so, I guess it’s time to offer some really valuable information. The thyroid gland is situated in the front part of the neck. If you are a man, here’s a valuable hint: just below Adam’s apple. If you look closer, it resembles a butterfly. It weighs around 18 g and it’s usually 4 cm high. The thyroid gland is a soft and very thin organ. You can’t observe it until it swells. In that moment, you can speculate a thyroid disorder. The most common illness is hypothyroidism. The signs that you might suffer from an underactive thyroid include difficulty in concentrating, lethargy, weight gain and dry skin and hair.
How Does the Thyroid Gland Function?
The thyroid gland produces different types of hormones. These, including the sex ones, are produced in the body. The organs that form hormones (just like the thyroid gland) are named endocrine organs. They are responsible for the incorporation of hormones using iodine.
What Are Hormones?
Protein, carbohydrates and fat are ingested mainly as food. All of these nutrients are used as materials for body tissues and also metabolized in order to obtain energy. Thyroid hormones enhance and stimulate these metabolic mechanisms. Hormones are very important, especially when it comes to child growth and the evolution of fetuses. There are two types of thyroid hormones. The first one is triiodothyronine (T3), which contains 3 iodine atoms and the second one is thyroxine (T4), which consists of 4 iodine atoms. The thyroid gland mostly produces T4, though T3 shows higher hormonal activity.
What Can this Juice Do for You?
This juice contains all the ingredients for maximum thyroid boosting. It stimulates your thyroid gland, giving it all that it needs to function normally. Gland hormones consist of iodine, so we add cranberries, which are a natural source of this substance. Orange and lemon juices provide vitamin C and antioxidants to keep your thyroid healthy. Cinnamon is the perfect anti-inflammatory agent and ginger contains tons of magnesium, which control diseases.
Healthy Juice Recipe
For this recipe you will need:
- ¼ tablespoon nutmeg
- 7 cups of filtered water
- ¼ tablespoon squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of 100% cranberry juice
- ¾ tablespoon squeezed orange juice
- ½ Ceylon cinnamon
- ¼ tablespoon dry ginger
Put the water in a pot and heat it up until it almost boils. Then, add the spices and the cranberry juice. Braise for 20 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let the concoction cool itself and when it’s completely cold, add the lemon and the orange juice. The quantity obtained must be ingested in one day. If you want to make it even more efficient, add products rich in vitamin D, goitrogens (cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli), vitamin B12, selenium (seafood, nuts and fish).
Now that you have an actual idea of what’s really happening with your organs, be more careful with what you eat, exercise more and don’t forget to drink your juice!