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Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland of our body fails to produce enough thyroid hormone which is extremely essential for various metabolic functions in our body. Apart from this, the thyroid hormone is also necessary to maintain normal heartbeat, body temperature and blood pressure. In case of hypothyroidism, these body processes slow down thereby decreasing the basic metabolic rate of the body. The major symptoms of hypothyroidism are weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, constipation, slow heart rate and hair loss.
Medication is definitely crucial in controlling hypothyroidism, but managing your diet well will also help to control the throid hormone.
The major foods to be included in the diet are:
1. Iodized salt
2. Whole grains quinoa, brown rice, oats, buckwheat are best.
3. Sea weed is a good source of iodine and especially for those with heart problems or high Bp who cannot eat much table salt.
4. Selenium rich foods like brazil nuts.
5. Garlic and onion
6. Olive oil
7. Dals and pulses
8. Antioxidant rich Raspberries and blackberries.
9. Other fruits like apple (rich in fiber), Avocado (rich in MUFA), Cherries, grapefruit, kiwi, papaya and prunes.
10. Vegetables like carrot, tomato, avocado, cucumber, capsicum, mushroom, beet, ladies finger, potatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, onions.
11. Alfa Alfa sprouts
12. Include herbs like chillies, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, parsley. Some of these raise metabolism.
On the other hand the below listed foods are to be avoided:
1. Refined foods like pasta, bread, burgers.
2. Soya and its products are best avoided as high amounts of estrogen can increase the risk of hypothyroidism.
3. Avoid millets especially bajra as much as possible as it is known to be goitrogenic.
4. Ready to eat foods and packaged foods.
5. Gluten rich foods like wheat, semolina rye, bulgur wheat and barley if you have gluten sensitivity.
6. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and pak choi can interfere with the production of thyroid hormone, particularly people who have an iodine deficiency goitre. Digesting these vegetables can block the thyroid's ability to absorb iodine, which is essential for normal thyroid function. Best is to cook them well as goitrogenic compounds get destroyed and have in small amounts occasionally.
7. Other vegetables like corn, asparagus, radish, spinach, sweet potato, mustard greens.
8. Almonds, cashew, peanuts, flax seeds, walnuts, and pine nuts as they have thyroid inhibiting compounds.
9. High fat dairy products should be restricted and avoided completely if you are allergic to it. Best is to try and find out for yourself.
10. Canned juices and sodas.
11. Coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, jams, jellies, pastries etc.
12. Fruits like peach, pear and strawberries.
Try the recipes from this section and stay healthy!
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Pyazwali Bhindi ( Healthy Heart) by Tarla Dalal
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This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds.
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Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
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Oats Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
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20 Jul 12
Apple Carrot Drink by Tarla Dalal
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20 Aug 09
Watermelon Apple Drink ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon apple drink, cool off on hot afternoons with this refreshing, icy and nutritious drink. Iron rich watermelon and fibre rich apple help maintain good bowel function. Those keen to lose weight will relish this healthy, fruity option to sugar laden high-calorie drinks. Easily made, quickly c ....
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Oats, Vegetable and Brown Rice Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An all-in-one meal, which is not only satiating but also gives a bounty of nutrients like antioxidants vitamin A and folic acid to nourish the baby’s brain and skin, and good quality protein and calcium for strong bones, along with iron to build up your iron stores.
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07 Jul 12
Mushroom Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
Lemon grass imparts a subtly sweet flavour to this thai-inspired potassium rich mushroom rice.
26 Nov 13
Muskmelon and Pineapple Juice by Tarla Dalal
Muskmelon adds sweetness and pineapple gives body to this unusual combination that doesn’t require any sugar or salt to taste really great! you’ll wonder why you never thought of mixing the two before!
18 Jun 16
Moong Dal Sultani by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal.
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