When you learned about the human body in school, you were probably told that the brain controls everything in the body. What we now know, is that the gut can also control the brain, influencing your mood and behaviour.
The thyroid gland is one of the unsung powerhouses of the body – its crucial roles involve controlling our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels, and growth and development. If not enough thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid gland, our metabolic rate and the systems of the body slow down – this is known as hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid.1 At the opposite end of the spectrum, too much thyroid hormone can cause a speeding up of metabolic processes resulting in an overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism.1
While they may only constitute approximately 4% of total body weight, the importance of minerals in maintaining health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated.1 We’ve put together some healthy tips to help you to maximise your absorption of minerals, and some helpful food sources where you can find these important nutrients.