I don't very often write a post as thankfully my hypothyroidism doesn't seem to give me too many problems. I just thought I would share as this may be useful for people trying to improve their nutrition.
For Christmas I have been given a NutriBullet - basically it's a blender, but is very easy to use and wash up and it comes with a recipe book and nutritional information. The idea is that the food is broken up and so vitamins and minerals are more easily absorbed. The difference is in the recommended ingredients and also it does the job very well.
You make 'blasts' (nutrient extracted drinks) - which consist of using 'greens' plus fruit and 'boosters' which are seeds or nuts, and then you top it up with water (or other liquids). There are some warnings - some fruits must not have pips included like apples, apricots etc.. and it does advise that if you're on medication, you should check with your doctor.
If you read all that comes with it, it does sound like it will change your life, and indeed there are plenty of testimonials. I am currently on day 4 of having one blast a day and so far I am impressed. I am definitely getting more fresh fruit and greens into me. My fructose absorption problem doesn't seem to have arisen so far, surprisingly, and my bowel movements have improved. To be honest, despite having a cold I've been feeling pretty good and I'm finding preparing them is easy.
My cholesterol was a little high, I tend to suffer from constipation and certain foods do seem to kick off reactions in my digestive system. I also get write off days when I get so tired. I'm hopeful that 2015 and my NutriBullet might see an end to this. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has tried one?
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and better health in 2015!