3 Spices That Help You Cope With Hypothyroidism & Increase Your Overall Energy


Whether you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or not, I totally swear by the power of these three spices that I’m bringing you here today. If you feel sluggish, tired, or even drained on a constant daily basis, I strongly recommend that you keep reading this blog post and give my suggestion a try. Why? Besides the 5 lifestyle changes I have committed myself to, in order to overcome burnout and empath overload, incorporating these three specific spices in my meal plan has had a huge impact on my overall energy level, health, and wellbeing. I have even been asking myself what kind of sorcery is this!

It’s not really sorcery though. In fact, it’s just nature doing its thing. We have been so detached from ancient gastronomic wisdom that we forget what a difference spices can make in our dishes – and I’m not just talking about flavour or texture here, I’m talking about real medicinal properties. Spices, just like herbs, can help us recover and heal, if applied in the right way. But what spices am I actually talking about in this post? These three: cayenne pepper, black pepper, and ginger. They all have an impact on our metabolism, accelerating and making our energy-conversion-system more efficient. This is great for people who have hypothyroidism-related diseases, including subclinical cases, and people who are looking forward to raise their overall energy levels.


Cayenne Pepper

effect of cayenne pepper on wellbeing
Add a few peppers to your salad or sprinkle some dried chilli flakes on top of your main dish.

If you asked me, let’s say six months ago, I would say I can’t do too spicy. I once did the mistake of ordering a spicy food during a lunch with my summer school students and guess what… I had to leave earlier because I couldn’t stop crying. From that point on, I assumed I couldn’t do too spicy. Now there’s never too much chilli on my plate, because once I realised how cayenne pepper boosted my energy when I was really low-low, I never went back. It was literally the difference between being laying on bed all afternoon after lunch or being jumping around pretending I’m a Jedi. I kid you not! But besides its effect on our metabolism, cayenne pepper is also said to reduce hunger and aid digestion. Don’t go eating cayenne pepper all the time though, especially if you’re prone to stomach problems. Alternate it with other spices and limit it to the morning or lunch time as you don’t want to be full of energy when bedtime comes.


Black Pepper

Black pepper is great to flavour meats, pasta and soups.

Black Pepper is another of my favourites. It contains important minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron, but also vitamins like C and K. Besides its effect on digestion, black pepper is also said to be a natural anti-depressant. Do I really need to say something more about it? Get that black pepper mill ready!


Ginger

Ginger is a great spice to flavour your water and help you staying hydrated.

Ginger has became a very popular spice in the last couple of years. People have been putting ginger everywhere. I enjoy it particularly on lemon tea. What people may not know is that ginger has also stimulant effects and it also aids digestion. Ginger has inflammatory properties as well, meaning that it will help you reduce that feeling of being ‘flared up’ on the inside. It’s a good partner-in-crime to manage chronic diseases such as arthritis, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. Try to add it to your water with some slices of lemon and a few mint leafs.

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16 thoughts on “3 Spices That Help You Cope With Hypothyroidism & Increase Your Overall Energy

  1. I’m going to actively up my ginger intake after reading this. And there is a guy selling chilli’s at the local farmers market, so might grab some. I stopped eating chilli when I had stomach problems, but maybe a little might be okay. Thanks! 😁

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  2. Great article! I started juicing ginger recently and freezing it in an ice cube tray – it’s then really easy to add to whatever your cooking. I use it for making golden milk and dhal πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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  3. I’ve always been interested in spices and herbs for natural healing. Although I’m an atheist, I’ve always been a fan of the idea of the healing powers of spices as there’s a lot of scientific backing behind it. I use cayenne pepper quite a lot and black pepper is in every dish (except maybe my porridge) but will definitely by trying to add more ginger now!

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    1. It’s really neurochemistry working out for us. It will depend on each person’s food sensitivity, but in general, these 3 spices are known for their stimulating effects. Let me know how it works for you with ginger and maybe you can find out more ingredients that also have similar effects on you 😊 I used to eat porridge with cinnamon πŸ˜€

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