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Unlock the path to thyroid wellness with Dietician Yashna’s expert guidance


Thyroid disorders have become increasingly prevalent in today’s fast-paced world, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. The thyroid, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions. At Dietician Yashna’s Diet Clinic, we understand the complexities of thyroid health and offer specialized care to help you manage thyroid-related challenges.

Understanding Thyroid Disorders: The thyroid gland produces hormones that help control metabolism, energy levels, and overall body temperature. Thyroid disorders arise when the thyroid produces either too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) of these hormones. Some common thyroid disorders include

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1. Hypothyroidism:

  • Characterized by an underactive thyroid gland, leading to insufficient hormone production.
  • Symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, cold sensitivity, and dry skin.

2. Hyperthyroidism:

  • Occurs when the thyroid is overactive, resulting in excessive hormone production.
  • Symptoms may include weight loss, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, and increased sensitivity to heat.

3. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:

  • An autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
  • This can lead to hypothyroidism as the gland is damaged and hormone production decreases.

4. Graves' Disease:

  • Another autoimmune disorder causing the thyroid to be overactive.
  • It may lead to hyperthyroidism due to excessive hormone production.

Points to Consider for Thyroid Wellness

Balanced Diet

A well-balanced diet with adequate nutrients like iodine, selenium, and zinc is essential for thyroid health.

Iodine-Rich Foods

Include iodine-rich foods like seaweed, iodized salt, and fish to support thyroid function.

Gluten Awareness

For individuals with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, adopting a gluten-free diet may be beneficial.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cooked cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage in moderation can be consumed

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Incorporate foods rich in omega-3s, like flaxseeds, walnuts, and fatty fish, to support thyroid function.

Limit Goitrogens

Reduce the consumption of raw goitrogenic foods like kale and spinach, as they can interfere with thyroid function when eaten in large quantities

Regular Exercise

Engaging in regular physical activity can help support thyroid function and overall well-being.

India Healthy Vegetarian
Recipes for Thyroid Wellness:

  • Ingredients:

    1. 1 small banana (rich in potassium and provides natural sweetness)
    2. 1/2 cup spinach (high in iron and other nutrients)
    3. 1/2 cup cucumber (hydrating and low in calories)
    4. 1/4 avocado (healthy fats to support hormone production)
    5. 1 teaspoon chia seeds (source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber)
    6. 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder (an adaptogen believed to support thyroid function)
    7. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut water or water
    8. Ice cubes (as desired)


    1. Peel and slice the banana.
    2. Wash the spinach and cucumber.
    3. In a blender, combine the banana, spinach, cucumber, avocado, chia seeds, ashwagandha powder, coconut water (or water), and a few ice cubes.
    4. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust the consistency by adding more liquid if needed.
    5. Pour into a glass and enjoy your thyroid-supporting green smoothie!

    Maintaining a balanced and nutrient-rich diet, staying hydrated, and getting regular exercise are important factors in supporting overall thyroid health.

  • : Ingredients:

    • 1 cup washed and chopped spinach
    • 1/2 cup red lentils (masoor dal)
    • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
    • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1-inch ginger (grated)
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • Salt to taste
    • Freshly squeezed lemon juice for garnish


    • In a pot, heat some oil and add cumin seeds.
    • Add chopped onions, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until onions turn translucent.
    • Add chopped spinach, red lentils, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.
    • Add 3 cups of water and let the soup simmer until lentils are cooked and spinach wilts.
    Garnish with freshly squeezed lemon juice before serving.


  1. 1 cup ragi flour
  2. 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
  3. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  4. 1 teaspoon urad dal (split black gram)
  5. 1 teaspoon chana dal (split chickpea lentils)
  6. A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  7. 1 small onion, finely chopped
  8. 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  9. 1/4 cup green peas
  10. 1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers (capsicum)
  11. 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  12. 1-2 green chilies, chopped (adjust to taste)
  13. Curry leaves
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Water for cooking
  16. Lemon juice (optional)
  17. Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil or ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Add urad dal and chana dal. Sauté until they turn golden.
  3. Add asafoetida, chopped onion, grated ginger, green chilies, and curry leaves. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
  4. Add chopped carrots, green peas, and bell peppers. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix ragi flour with water to make a smooth paste.
  6. Add the ragi paste to the pan, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture thickens and the ragi is cooked.
  7. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  8. Remove from heat. If using, add a squeeze of lemon juice for tanginess.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  10. Serve the ragi upma warm as a nutritious and thyroid-friendly meal.

Ragi is a good source of dietary fiber, which can help support thyroid function and digestive health. Additionally, this upma recipe incorporates a variety of vegetables that can provide essential nutrients.

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