How Corn Thins® Help to Look After the Health of Your Thyroid

Posted May 2021
Peanut butter, strawberry & banana on Corn Thins slices

If you are unfamiliar with your thyroid it is a butterfly shaped organ located at the base of your neck. It is an organ you want working optimally as it creates and regulated the hormones in your body. One primary role your thyroid has is regulating your rate of metabolism which plays a huge role in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Whole grains and whole grain containing foods like Corn Thins products are one food group which you want to include during your week to keep your thyroid healthy. Whole grains have many nutrients which support optimal function of your thyroid including:


  1. Fibre

Having optimal blood pressure levels influences your entire body not just your heart. Having foods which release sugar into your blood slowly like wholegrains promote optimal thyroid function and health.


  1. Selenium

Think of selenium as the garbage man. This mineral is important to clear out the waste left from when iodine is activated by your thyroid to make hormones.


  1. Zinc and Iodine

These two minerals and fat-soluble vitamin are needed for your thyroid to make hormones.


  1. Copper

This mineral can be found in shellfish & whole grains containing foods such as Corn Thins products and is important for thyroid function.


  1. Magnesium

This mineral is a cofactor for over 300 enzymic reactions in your body. It also assists your thyroid to produce the appropriate amount of hormone for a healthy metabolism.


Take home message: Having a healthy thyroid is important for a healthy body. Take one positive step today for your thyroid’s health by enjoying whole grain containing foods like Corn Thins slices as part of an overall balanced diet.

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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