Alter your diet based on the type of thyroid disorder you have
Eat eggs, yogurt, seaweed and shellfish if you have hypothyroidism
Limit portions of cruciferous vegetables and soy in your thyroid diet
To treat thyroid disorders, doctors prescribe medication that restores the balance of hormones produced by the thyroid gland. However, you can supplement these efforts with the right diet.
Eggs are one of the best food for thyroid, as they are rich in both iodine and selenium.
Apart from keeping you cool and providing your body with healthy fats, yogurt gives your body the iodine it needs.
This is a must-add to any thyroid diet as it is rich in iodine but limit its intake as consuming too much iodine is not recommended.
Shrimp, prawns, oysters, crab and lobster are excellent for hypothyroidism. You can also eat other seafood such as cod, salmon, tuna or seabass. Add chicken to your diet, preferably the dark meat, which contains more zinc.
This list includes soy, as it contains phytoestrogen, which can cause your oestrogen levels to shoot up and hamper thyroid hormone production. Cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower can also be harmful in large quantities as they can prevent the thyroid gland from getting the iodine it needs.
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|Breakfast||A bowl of fruits, porridge, oats or brown rice idlis with sambhar, banana milkshake (with oats and almonds), poha with peanuts, or sprouts and roasted sweet potatoes
|Lunch and dinner||Moong dal, moth beans, rajma, bottle gourd sabzi, paneer bhurji, carrot sabzi, methi sabzi, parwal sabzi, mixed grilled vegetables, palak paneer, matar paneer or black chana sabzi with buckwheat rotis, bajra rotis, bowl of curd/raita, salad and brown rice or bowl of pumpkin, carrot or beetroot soup|
|Snacks:||Handful of walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts or brazil nuts, bowl of makhana, carrot and cucumber sticks with a yogurt dip, fruits, sweet potato salad or plain yogurt with honey or fruits|
|Drinks||Buttermilk, bottle gourd juice, coriander seed water, wheatgrass juice, green tea, skimmed milk, or green juice|
|Non-vegetarian options||Incorporate shrimp, grilled chicken/fish and eggs|
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By making simple changes to your diet, you can ensure that you are aiding in your recovery as a thyroid patient. For best results, be sure to consult with a general practitioner or endocrinologist at periodic intervals.