Nourish with Thyroid Balancing Foods

By Nmami Agarwal     10-Feb 2019

Nourish with Thyroid Balancing Foods

Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland present at the base of your neck. The thyroid gland releases the hormones called Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). It makes these hormones using little iodine derived from the food.

T3 and T4 hormones control the metabolic rate of the body and their levels must not be too high or too low. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland maintain the levels of T3 and T4 hormones.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is a hormone released by the hypothalamus which signals pituitary to indicate thyroid gland to produce more or less of T3 and T4.

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are the two conditions which are an outcome of the disturbance in the T3 and T4 levels.

Hypothyroidism is a condition when the T3 and T4 levels go low is when the levels are lower than normal. It leads to slow metabolism which results in weight gain. The common symptoms include tiredness, difficulty in concentration, dry skin and pain in joints and muscles

Hyperthyroidism is a condition when the T3 and T4 levels go high and it leads to increase in the metabolic rate which results in drastic weight loss. The common symptoms include anxiety, sweating, hyperactivity and hair loss.

Foods to Balance Optimal Thyroid Levels:

  • Buckwheat – Buckwheat is a gluten-free food. Gluten is advised to be limited as it affects the secretion of thyroid hormones especially when the condition is because of autoimmunity. Buckwheat is a good source of fibers and carbs and helps in the secretions of T3 and T4 hormones.
  • Eggs – Eggs are a good source of proteins which helps in the transportation of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. They also contain antioxidants which are good for eye health and are highly nutritious.
  • Bean sprouts – Include legumes like bean sprouts which are healthy and are non-starchy. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are an amazing source of nutrition.
  • Berries – Berries are loaded with antioxidants and are low in calories. The antioxidants prevent the cells from free radical damage. It is also known for anti-inflammatory properties which help in the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.
  • Nuts – Nuts like almonds contain low-iodine content and are rich in calcium. It prevents the bone diseases which may be an outcome of hyperthyroidism as it leads to weak and brittle bones.
  • Chia seeds – Chia seeds are selenium-rich foods. Selenium is known to regulate thyroid hormone levels and protects it from diseases. It prevents cell damage and also helps in keeping it healthy.

 

Over to you

Thyroid health is very crucial to maintain and is very commonly avoided. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by including these foods in your diet to reduce the chances of any kind of disturbances in the secretion of thyroid hormones.

 

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

Over to you

Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

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Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera is an ingredient known to make your system clean. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for its innumerable health benefits. It’s high on alkaline properties- vital in balancing the PH levels of your hair which in return stimulates hair growth and strength.

Directions: Aloe vera can be both, consumed and applied so, you can have fresh and homemade aloe vera juice in the morning with lukewarm water. Also, its pulp can be directly applied to the scalp. Apply and leave it for 1-2 hours then rinse it with lukewarm water.

Methi seeds (Fenugreek)
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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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