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Diet Chart for Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body begins to produce thyroid hormone in excessive amounts. This condition is also known as thyrotoxicosis. Hyperthyroidism may lead to sudden weight loss, protruded eyes, muscle weakness and sweating. 


As per Ayurveda, hyperthyroidism occurs due to increase in Pitta dosha in the body. Increased Pitta dosha further increases the digestive fire and imbalances the body metabolism. 

Diet for Hyperthyroidism

A low-fat, low-iodine and high protein diet will help you in regulating the thyroid hormone. But it is also advised to maintain the proportion of iodine intake as excess amounts of iodine in the diet may also lead to hyperthyroidism and can make the condition worse. Follow the given dietary guidelines along with consumption of herbal remedies to recover from hyperthyroidism.

Early morning- Coriander seed water

Breakfast- Veg Idli/ Veg Poha (Rice flakes)/ multigrain Dalia (Broken wheat porridge)/ Veg Upma (Semolina)/ Besan Chilla (Chickpea flour)/ Chapatti with Vegetable or Dal + 1 Egg (white portion only)

Mid-morning- Coconut water/ Fruit/ Herbal tea/ Sprouts

Lunch- Veg Pulao/ Boiled rice/ chapatti with Vegetable + Dal + Salad

You can occasionally take Curd/Butter milk 

Evening- Rice flakes snack/ Sprouts/ Roasted Chana/ Herbal tea/ Flaxseed- 1tsp

Dinner- Mix chapatti/ Plain chapatti with Vegetable + Dal

Food to consume and avoid in hyperthyroidism

✔️ Cereals: Whole grains such as Quinoa, Corn, Brown rice, Porridge, Oatmeal


✔️ Chapatti flour Ratio: Wheat flour (1kg) + Black chana (250gm)

❌ Whole refined flour, Rye, Soya flour, Bran flakes, White rice
✔️ Pulses: All pulses and Legumes except Black gram❌ Dried and frozen pulses and soybean-based products
✔️ Vegetables: All vegetables including Celery, Fenugreek leaves, Onion, Cucumber, Potatoes, Parsley, Zucchini, Beet greens, Mushroom, Okra, Spinach, Asparagus, Lettuce, Artichokes, Peas, Squash, Pumpkin, Carrot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Turnips, Mustard green, Kale, Coriander leaves❌ Jackfruit, Yam, Taro root, Sweet potato, Red and Green chili, Frozen vegetables
✔️ Fruits: Peaches, Sapodilla, Raspberries, Avocado, Pomegranate, Pear, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Dates, Apple, Strawberries, Banana, Papaya❌ All canned and packaged fruits, Citrus fruits like Orange, Kiwi, Mango, Litchi, Grapes, Guava and Lime
✔️ Dairy Products: Low-fat yogurt, Low-fat curd, Buttermilk, Low-fat milk (Occasionally)❌ Condensed milk, Cream cheese, Full fat yogurt, Whole milk and cream
✔️ Flesh foods: Egg-whites, Boiled eggs, Poultry such as Turkey and Chicken❌ Meat (can be taken in limited quantity), Processed meat, Sea food, Egg yolk, Rabbit, Lamb, Ham, Beef, Pork, Lobster, Prawns
✔️ Spices: Green chili, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Limited rock salt, Fenugreek, Coriander, Carom, Cumin, Mint, Turmeric, Fennel❌ Red chili powder, Peppers
✔️ Fats: Sunflower oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Cow ghee❌ Butter, Palm oil, Cream, Unsaturated fats
✔️ Nuts and Dry fruits: Walnuts, Peanuts, Almond, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Dates, Couscous❌ Cotton seeds, Raisins, Dried fruit like dried apple and dates
✔️ Drinks: Aloe Vera juice, Bitter Gourd juice, Wheatgrass juice, Carrot juice, Buttermilk, Homemade soup, Low-fat milk❌ Soya milk, Coffee, Tea, Packaged and Canned fruit juices, Canned soup, Alcohol, Iodized water, Carbonated beverages like Pepsi, Coke, etc.
✔️ Other foods: Jaggery, Honey and Homemade products❌ All bakery and processed foods, Too much spicy and salty foods, Coconut bar, Butterscotch, Dark chocolate, Pickles.

Doctor Tips

  • Walk daily for at least 45 minutes.
  • Prefer eating whole fruits rather than fruit juices.
  • Avoid skipping meals, especially the breakfast.
  • Consume 5-6 soaked almonds daily.
  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  • Maintain hygiene and cleanliness.

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NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in controlling hyperthyroidism.

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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