The function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine found in many foods, and convert it into thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Ms. Aishwarya Upadhyay, Sr. Dietician & Nutritionist at Kailash Hospital Sec 71 Noida explains the importance of iodine intake to prevent & manage thyroid. She elaborates about Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyrodism that depends on thyroifd function & lifestyle. Since iodine is needed to make thyroid hormone, diminished levels can lead to hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). She advices to include iodine rich foods like Iodized table salt, Cheese, Cows milk, Eggs, Frozen Yogurt, Soy milk etc that helps regulate thyroid function in the body. For Best diet tips to manage thyroid, consult our Dieticians.