Certified holistic nutritional therapist Kiran Syeda Zahra Hussain revealed an interesting recipe for a delicious and healthy beverage that is a real bomb of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants welcome to everyone’s menu. It is especially recommended for people who have thyroid problems because its ingredients stimulate the thyroid gland.
Here’s how to prepare this delicious and healthy beverage:
7 cups spring or filtered water
1 cup of 100 percent cranberry juice
¼ teaspoon dry ginger
½ tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Heat the water, and before it boils, add cranberry juice, then add the spices and let it boil on minimum heat for 20 minutes. When cooled to room temperature, add orange juice and lemon. The amount is intended for one day.
What is the secret?
Cranberries are an excellent source of iodine, which is essential for thyroid health, but these berries contain it in even 400 mcg and represent one of the best natural sources of iodine. Adequate intake of iodine helps detoxify the body, regulates metabolism, growth and development.
Ginger is a very popular herbal spice and this is justifiable, because it really works. This includes the beneficial effect on the thyroid. It contains magnesium, which is proved to be critical in controlling diseases of the thyroid gland. In addition to acting anti-inflammatory, it may help in protecting against inflammatory processes associated with hypothyroidism.
Cinnamon has multiple benefits for curing thyroid. It contains an extract which plays an important anti-inflammatory role in inducing the expression of mRNA levels in the areas of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The medical use of cinnamon could have a major role in the treatment of delayed work of the thyroid. In addition, cinnamon acts anti-inflammatory and reduces insulin resistance, which is closely associated with the development of Graves’ disease.
Nutmeg is a natural mood lifter and a sedative, and stimulates metabolism.
Orange juice is a rich source of vitamin C which is essential for many processes in the body. It contains the right ratio of fructose and glucose, and the minerals magnesium and potassium. It has a positive effect on the thyroid gland and increases glucuronic acid which binds and eliminates toxins from the body and helps in the proper functioning of hormones.