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8 Healthy Foods for an Underactive Thyroid

8 Healthy Foods for an Underactive Thyroid

If you have an underactive thyroid gland, you may experience certain common symptoms, including weight gain, sluggishness, and continuously feeling cold. To keep yourself in the best possible health, consider your food choices thoughtfully. When you're hungry, here are the best types of food to reach for.

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