The thyroid gland just like other glands of the body is a very important part that helps in the basic functioning and influencing the various metabolic functions of the body. As every working machine, the thyroid gland may incur some problem in regulation which leads to misbalance of hormones. The most common being either a high production of the thyroid hormone or its insufficient production, which is mostly known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
1. Cruciferous Vegetables: Like Bok Choy, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, avoid eating these in raw form. A small amount of it can be eaten when cooked properly.
2. Gluten: Having wheat and its products while having thyroid is not at all a problem. But, if your doctor has asked you to steer away from it, ask him why? Has he tried some variation on you? Has he found something in the test result that might have triggered it? If he answers you logically, stay away from gluten.
3. Soy: Soy in any form like soy flour, milk, cheese must be avoided as it is known to interfere with the thyroid functioning.
4. Sugar: Sugar in a way is already not helping in any manner except in increasing your weight on the scale and again interfering. Best to ditch this devil!
5. Milk: Having milk is good for your health. If you dislike the taste of it, have it’s alternate forms like curd, paneer.
6. Non-Veg food Items: If you are a non-vegetarian, it’s fine to have these, have them grilled or in the form of low oil curries. Moderation is the key always.
7. Processed Foods: NO NO NO. Ban these items from your grocery list at all items. They look good only on the shelves, not when they go inside your body.
8. Fruits: All foods are good for you, have them. Try to incorporate atleast 2-3 servings of fruit in your diet daily.
9. Nuts: A few almonds (Read 3-4) would help you in giving the essential fatty acids that your body requires daily. They are the good ones, keep them.
10. Fats: The fats that one must avoid are the ones present in junk food, processed foods and street foods.
11. Roots and Tubers: The potato is the king of vegetables, a normal-moderate amount of which leads to no harm. Same goes for colocasia and other parts of the family.
12. Pulses: They are purely good proteins and healthy at the same time. Give it a go!
Breakfast: Cheela/ Poha/ Oats with milk and fruit
Lunch: Rice and Whole Dal
Dinner: Veggies and Roti (Made with Atta or mixed with Besan)
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