"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

Are you one?

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Thyroid Health – Brain-Boosting Food – The Lovely Avocado

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The avocado. Just lovely! And, it comes in its own biodegradable wrapper! Cool!

Whether you eat them straight out of their skin, on a salad, in guacamole, a slice to your morning eggs, or in a smoothie (yup, in a smoothie!), avocado’s are one of nature’s treasures and great gifts to us.

BRAIN-BOOSTING BENEFIT

One of the vitamin’s that is extremely important for our brain health is vitamin E.

Brain health is a big deal to everyone, but if you’re reading this post right now I’ll assume you have a thyroid condition. So, you really need vitamin E in your daily diet to help you brain health.

Plus, studies show that getting enough vitamin E could help shield your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.

VITAMIN E FROM FOODS VS SUPPLEMENTS

One study found people who got their vitamin E from foods, not supplements, lowered their risk of the disease (Alzheimer’s) by 67 percent.

BONUS! YOU GET SOME PROTIEN TOO

Avocados are not only rich in vitamin E but will add a bit of vegetarian protein to your diet.

Nutrition Facts / Serving Size 1 Medium (145 g)

Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 276

Calories from Fat 248

Total Fat 27.6g   42%

Carbohydrates 1.4g   0%

Dietary Fiber 4.3g   17%

Protein 1.4g

Nutrient Dense and contains essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients:

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.

Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to eat.  Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories.

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/California Avocados.

Thanks to California Avocados for the chart.

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