Hazelnut Butter for Underactive Thyroid

The Importance of Managing Underactive Thyroid

Underactive thyroid can slow down the metabolism process and most of the body’s functions, which affects many aspects of a patient life due to the constant feeling of fatigue. Additionally, the thyroid gland is essential because it interferes with many body functions; therefore, patients should manage hypothyroidism because it can lead to health problems, such as anemia, heart failure, numbness, confusion, imbalance, memory and concentration disturbances, and others.

Hazelnut Butter for Underactive Thyroid

Meal type: supplement\ others.

Servings: 5 people.

Total preparation time: 20 minutes.

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  • ¼ tablespoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1 tablespoon maple or agave syrup.
  • Pinch of sea salt.
Note: We can use hazelnut butter with many dishes. You can also eat it by spreading whole grain bread with a layer of hazelnut butter with honey and nigella sativa. You can add many flavors to hazelnut butter, such as vanilla, raw chocolate, and others.

Preparation Method

  1. Put the hazelnuts in a baking tray without additions.
  2. Put the tray into the oven on medium heat for only 5 minutes to warm the hazelnuts slightly.
Note: Roasting nuts for a short time and without adding salt, spices, etc, raises their nutritional value and helps to volatilize the caffeine.
  1. Take the hazelnuts out of the oven and let them cool.
  2. Put the hazelnuts with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor that is small with sharp blades and start mixing for 7-4 minutes, depending on the food processor.
  3. Stir every two minutes and continue grinding until you have thick butter.

Benefits of Hazelnut Butter for Underactive Thyroid

Hazelnuts have a sweet and fatty taste. They also give a feeling of satiety because they contain fibers and healthy fats. However, you should consume moderate amounts of hazelnuts butter to prevent weight gain.

Moreover, hazelnuts contain essential vitamins and minerals for the thyroid gland, such as folic acid and monounsaturated fats, which help promote cardiovascular health. They also contain zinc, which is essential for the thyroid gland and relieving its symptoms.

Additionally, hazelnuts contain magnesium, which plays a role in regulating sleep, reducing stress, and supporting the nervous system. They are also rich in antioxidants, such as B vitamins, which are essential for metabolism and thyroid hormone production.

Furthermore, these nuts are rich in selenium, an antioxidant, which supports many enzymes, boosts the immune system, enhances thyroid functions and reducing thyroid immune diseases.

Tip:
  • Keep the butter in a dry, sterilized glass container, and you can use it for one week, as coconut oil is good for preserving food for a long time.
  • Tightly close the container and make sure to use a dry knife when using the butter.

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