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Living with hypothyroidism can be difficult, but there is some good news.
You have access to a personalized Indian diet plan created specifically for people living with hypothyroidism!
This article will walk you through all the details.
This is a diet plan to manage hypothyroidism with foods rich in iodine, selenium, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
While following this simple and effective diet plan there is no need to buy expensive foods or supplement shakes.
No need for rigorous exercise to lose weight as it offers a healthy and safe workout plan along with the diet plan.
It is safe and you can use this plan to maintain your thyroid at a normal level for the long term.
Using the Hint app, you can get this personalized hypothyroidism plan instantly within minutes. Just download the Hint app and subscribe to the plan.
Here are the key benefits, plan duration, and frequently asked questions.
This is a monthly subscription plan. You can renew it every month, for three months, or once a year.
Taking your dietary preferences into consideration we have the hypothyroidism diet plan available in 3 different diet types, such as
This is a vegetarian diet plan containing plant-based foods and dairy products. It does not include eggs, meat, fish, seafood, and other animal products.
This diet plan includes vegetarian foods and various egg recipes. It does not include meat, fish, seafood, and other animal products.
This plan includes non-vegetarian foods such as meat, fish, seafood, and other animal products in addition to dairy products, eggs, and regular vegetarian foods.
The normal range for TSH is 0.5 to 6 IU/mL. Read our blog on thyroid disorders for more details.
Certain nutrients, such as iodine, selenium, and zinc, can help maintain healthy thyroid function.
Cheese, milk, iodized table salt, saltwater fish, seaweed, and whole eggs are some of the foods rich in iodine.
Brazil nuts, tuna, shrimp, turkey, chicken, ham, eggs, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, and brown rice are rich in selenium.
Oysters, crab, fortified cereals, chicken, legumes, pumpkin seeds, and yogurt.
Limit the intake of cruciferous vegetables containing goitrogens such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, tapioca, cassava, and soy products like soya milk, soybean oil, soy flour, and soy chunks. For more details read our blog on goitrogenic foods.
Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid where it produces too much thyroid hormone, whereas Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid where there it does not produce enough thyroid hormones.
Fatigue, grey hair or hair loss, constipation, cold sensitivity, cold hands and feet, weight gain, dry skin, forgetfulness, and decreased heart rate are the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism leads to obesity, infertility, goiter, heart disease, renal complications, and even osteoporosis.
Having an autoimmune disease (such as type 1 diabetes), any family history of thyroid disease or autoimmune disease, or personal history of thyroid problems, like goiter or having had thyroid surgery and other hormonal disorders like PCOS or PCOD can increase the risk of getting hypothyroidism.
Iodized salt often known as table salt, is good and is the easiest way to maintain sufficient iodine intake. One can also include rock salt or pink salt, but they have less iodine compared to iodized salt.
Walking at a brisk pace, jogging, swimming, yoga, strength training, and pilates are a few activities that one can incorporate into their daily routine.
Autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid cancer commonly run in families. Family and twin studies have indicated that genetics plays a major role in the development of thyroid diseases.
One can include berries, apples, pineapple, guava, figs, papaya, pomegranate, dates, oranges, and sweet lime. Many such fruits have been included in this hypothyroidism diet plan.
Yes. By making the right dietary choices along with physical activity one can lose weight. Avoid refined carbs, and sugars and include whole grains, a good amount of protein, and healthy fats, and adopt an exercise routine to lose weight. Follow this hypothyroidism diet plan to lose weight while managing your thyroid levels.
Yes. One can include low-fat dairy products. As these products are rich in calcium, they can interfere with levothyroxine or thyroid medication and can reduce the absorption of the drug, lowering its efficacy. So maintain a gap of at least 4 hours between medication and intake of dairy products.
Brazil nuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts are excellent sources of selenium, which helps support healthy thyroid function.
In hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows down. So your body will not be able to burn calories leading to excess fat accumulation and gain weight, also there is an excess accumulation of salt and water.
One can include green tea, lemon black tea, chamomile tea cinnamon tea, turmeric tea, mint tea, and ginger tea for improving thyroid health. Many such teas are included in this hypothyroidism diet plan.
Yes. Coffee contains high quantities of caffeine. Caffeine has been found to block the absorption of thyroid medication leading to an increased risk of hypothyroidism.
Dal is a good source of selenium. Eating such selenium-rich food prevents selenium deficiency and helps improve thyroid function. We recommend patients suffering from hypothyroidism eat dal along with healthy fats and other protein-rich foods. Read our blog on the health benefits of dal for more details.
Yes. A bowl of upma has fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats. It is low in cholesterol and calories, making it a healthy meal and helping you have a balanced diet. Including varieties of upma rich in fiber, and selenium can help improve your thyroid function. Read our blog on the health benefits of upma for more details.
Yes. Paneer is an excellent source of selenium, an important nutrient essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. For more information, check out our blog on the health benefits of various paneer recipes.
Supplements such as calcium, iron, multivitamins, and antacids containing magnesium or aluminum can potentially have interactions with thyroid medications. They should be taken at least 5 to 6 hours before or after your thyroid medication to avoid an interaction.
Yes. Cortisol, the main hormone produced in response to stress, can suppress pituitary function and keep the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from being released, thereby inducing hypothyroidism.
Yes. Coriander contains bioactive phytochemicals that are accounted for a wide range of biological activities including antioxidant, anticancer, neuroprotective, analgesic, migraine-relieving, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities. Drinking Dhania water or coriander seeds soaked in water in the morning is beneficial for the thyroid due to its high vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content.
Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds contain omega-3 fats that help prevent inflammation thereby maintaining thyroid function and other hormonal balance.
Yes. Hypothyroidism can make periods heavy, absent, or even irregular. Changes in prolactin levels can lead to thinning of the uterine lining and changes in how the pituitary gland controls the ovaries. Also, it can cause changes in coagulation factors, increasing the risk of heavy bleeding.
No. Samosa should not be part of the diet of individuals with hypothyroidism since it is high in calories and fat. As such, a person suffering from hypothyroidism has sluggish metabolism, and adding foods high in fat makes it difficult to lose weight. Read our blog on calories and nutrition facts of samosa for more details.
Yes. Brown bread is an excellent source of selenium. Eating such selenium-rich food prevents selenium deficiency and helps improve thyroid function. We recommend patients suffering from hypothyroidism eat brown bread along with healthy fats and other protein-rich foods. Read our blog on the health benefits of brown bread for more details.
Yes. Idli is a good source of selenium, an important nutrient essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Hence, idli and its variations can be included in the diet of individuals with hypothyroidism. For more information and idli recipes, check out our blog on the health benefits of idli.
As long as you eat dosa in moderation, it is a safe choice for individuals with hypothyroidism.
No. People with hypothyroidism should avoid refined carbs like maggie. Also, maggie is devoid of other nutrients and has artificial preservatives, which can hurt your thyroid function.
Yes. A bowl of poha has fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats. It is low in cholesterol and calories, making it a healthy meal and helping you have a balanced diet. Including varieties of poha recipes rich in fiber, and selenium in your diet can help improve your thyroid function. Read our blog on the health benefits of poha for more details.
Yes. However, untreated hypothyroidism has an increased risk of miscarriage and other complications. We recommend keeping your thyroid hormone levels under control by undergoing proper treatment and following a balanced diet for a healthy pregnancy.