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Iron Deficiency (Anaemia) Hypothyroidism Diet, Indian Anaemia Recipes for Hypothyroidism 

Iron Deficiency (Anaemia) Hypothyroidism Diet, Indian Anaemia Recipes for Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland of our body fails to produce enough thyroid hormone which means it’s not converted to its active form – T3. With the onset of hypothyroidism, the reduced thyroid levels leads to fatigue, dizziness, dry skin, shortness of breath etc. One of the major cause of these symptoms is iron deficiency. 

Sprouted Matki and Coriander Mini UttapaSprouted Matki and Coriander Mini Uttapa

How are Iron Deficiency and Thyroid Hormones Related?

The reduced thyroid levels leads to suppression of bone marrow activity which in turn may lead to reduced production of red blood cells (RBC) and thus cause anaemia. This may further lead to not enough oxygen and nutrients being supplied to other parts of the body and so you may feel drowsy and tired through the day. 

Dal Moghlai
Dal Moghlai

In fact, some research also states that iron deficiency can be one of the cause of hypothyroidism. This is because iron is not only responsible for RBC production but also for production of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

 Moong Dal Methi Sabzi

 Moong Dal Methi Sabzi

Hypothyroidism also hinders the conversion of T4 to T3 leading to its decreased levels.  Some researchers also believe that women in child bearing stage often have thyroid disorders due to reduced iron stores.

Thus the two are inter-dependent.

Chawli, Rajma and Chick Pea Healthy SaladChawli, Rajma and Chick Pea Healthy Salad

What to Eat to Increase Iron Levels in Hypothyroidism?

Well the treatment of iron deficiency is often based on the iron levels in the body. Your doctor may prescribe you iron supplementation. Additionally, you can help yourselves by following an Iron Rich Diet along with foods to manage hypothyroidism. 

10 ways to increase Iron Levels in Hypothyroid.

1. Reach out of iron rich ingredients like dals (Dal Moghlai), pulses (Rajma Salad), sesame seeds (Cucumber and Sesame Seeds Salad), leafy vegetables like mint (Minty Quinoa), fenugreek (Methi Moong Dal Subzi) etc. fruits like watermelon and pineapple. 


Cucumber and Sesame Seeds SaladCucumber and Sesame Seeds Salad

2. Enhance your intake of vitamin C as it helps to increase iron absorption. Reach out for lemon juice, grapefruit, berries etc. Try Watermelon and Mint Salad.

Watermelon and Mint SaladWatermelon and Mint Salad

3. Do not pair calcium rich foods like milk, paneer etc. with iron. It hinders in iron absorption. 

How To Make Paneer Using Cow’s Milk

4. Limit the intake of caffeine and alcohol as they also impede iron absorption from food and medication both. 

 Coffee, Instant Coffee

5. Foods like spinach, soy and cruciferous veggies like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli etc. are not very thyroid-friendly. Avoid them as far as possible. Look for other vegetables instead. Try Dal and Vegetable Idli.

Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)

Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)

6. If you have bloating problem or diarrhea, avoid gluten from wheat, semolina, rye and barley.  

7. Oats (Oats Idli), buckwheat, quinoa (Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Salad) and brown rice are best cereals to rely on. 

 Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Office Salad

 Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Office Salad

8. Weight gain is common in hypothyroidism. So control the fat added to your meals. Also keep an eye on carbs you consume along with a control over the portion size to achieve your weight loss targets if any. Try Chana Dal with Cucumber.

Chana Dal with CucumberChana Dal with Cucumber

9. Have iodized salt as your thyroid needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. But do not overdo with the salt intake. Just ensure that you aren’t deficient in iodine.

10. Don’t miss out on adding antioxidants to your diet too. Carrot, tomato, capsicum, pumpkin, avocado, cucumber are few veggies you can certainly add on to your pantry. Try Rajma Cucumber and Carrot Salad.

 Rajma Cucumber and Carrot Salad

 Rajma Cucumber and Carrot Salad

Iron deficiency anemia is reversible and can be treated. The best idea is to meet your doctor and understand this condition very well. Follow it by consulting a dietitian and know the foods that are best for you. Make a list of foods to be avoided and then go ahead and plan your meal. 

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