12 Symptoms of Thyroid: The Triggers and How to Keep a Check

Dietary Dos and Don’ts for Thyroid Patients

In general, since iodine is an essential mineral, it should be made a part of our regular diet. There are various food sources of iodine, such as seaweeds, eggs, cod fish, tuna, eggs, strawberries, cranberries, etc. Click here to know more – Iodine Food Sources


UNICEF recommends the following daily amounts of iodised salt:

  • age 0-7 years – 90 micrograms (mcg)
  • age 7-12 years – 120 mcg
  • older than 12 years – 150 mcg
  • pregnant and lactating women – 200 mcg

Shalini Manglani, Bangalore-based Nutrition and Weight Management Expert, shares, “The list of goitrogenic produce one should avoid includes cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cress and uncooked bhindi. Limited use of mustard greens, kale, spinach and lettuce is also recommended. Soya and soy products like tofu are a strict no-no.”

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What is threatening is that inspite of the alarming figures, many people are not even completely aware about their condition. This alarming disorder thus needs to be timely combated with the right approach monitored under expert guidance.