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PostSubject: Iodine   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:32 am

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Iodine is an essential mineral thatís vital to the proper functioning of the thyroid. The thyroid gland is responsible for managing growth and metabolism. An iodine deficiency can cause symptoms such as fatigue, high cholesterol, lethargy, depression, and swelling of the thyroid gland. Prevent this dangerous deficiency by eating the right amount of iodine rich foods each day.

22 Iodine Rich Foods- this essential mineral is important in maintaining proper thyroid function and metabolic rates.

Baked Potatoes

In order to get the necessary nutrients, baked potatoes are a better option than mashed potatoes. Most of the important dietary staples, such as fiber, vitamins, and potassium are contained in the skin. Baked potatoes are also a great source of iodine; one medium potato provides about 40% of the recommended daily amount of iodine.

Serving Size (1 medium potato), 60 micrograms of iodine (40% DV), 161 calories.

Milk

Milk is usually the beverage of choice for anyone whoís worried about a calcium or Vitamin D deficiency. But milk also contains several other nutrients, including the essential mineral iodine. One cup of milk contains an impressive 56 micrograms of the mineral, or about 37% of what the average person must consume each day.

Serving Size (1 cup), 56 micrograms of iodine (37% DV), 98 calories.

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Dried Seaweed

For iodine deficiency, dried seaweed is the go-to remedy because of its incredible supply of this essential mineral. A quarter-ounce serving contains 4,500 micrograms of iodine. Thatís way more than enough iodine for the body to absorb in a day (3000% of the daily value, to be exact.) Consume smaller portions over time in order to gain the health benefits.

Serving Size (1/4 ounce), 4,500 micrograms of iodine (3000% DV), 18 calories.

Cod

The meat of the cod fish is mild, moist, and delicious. Itís also low-fat, low-calorie, and packed with several nutrients. A three-ounce serving size of cod provides your body with 99 micrograms of iodine, or 66% of the recommended amount per day. Cod is also a healthy source of protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin E.

Serving Size (3 ounces), 99 micrograms of iodine (66% DV), 89 calories.


Fortified Iodized Salt

Iodine is often confused with salt, but the two are actually very distinct. In terms of chemistry, salt is classified as a crystal, and is composed of two elements: sodium and chloride. Iodine, on the other hand is a mineral. Many brands of salt are fortified with the essential mineral iodine. If you worry youíre not getting enough iodine, check to make sure the salt youíre using is fortified with iodine, and then enjoy it in moderation with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Serving Size (1 gram), 77 micrograms of iodine (51% DV), 0 calories.

Shrimp

Seafood is usually a great source of iodine, and shrimp is just one example. A three-ounce serving of shrimp provides 35 micrograms of iodine, or enough to account for just under a quarter of the recommended amount each day. Shrimp also provides your body with other essential minerals, primarily protein and calcium.

Serving Size (3 ounces), 35 micrograms of iodine (23% DV), 84 calories.

Himalayan Crystal Salt

If youíre trying to avoid conventional table salt but youíre worried about not getting enough iodine, Himalayan crystal salt is a viable alternative. Half a gram of Himalayan crystal salt provides 250 micrograms of iodineóover 150% of the amount the average body needs each dayóso enjoy this special salt in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Serving Size (1/2 gram), 250 micrograms of iodine (167% DV), 0 calories.

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Baked Turkey Breast

Three ounces of baked turkey breast meat provides 34 micrograms of essential iodine. Thatís about 23% of the daily recommended value. For reference, three ounces of meat is about the size of a deck of cards. Turkey also provides your body with B-vitamins, potassium, and phosphorus, all of which are essential to a strong and healthy body.

Serving Size (3 ounces), 34 micrograms of iodine (23% DV), 78 calories.

Dried Prunes

If youíre used to associating dried prunes with the elderly, try giving these sweet fruits a chance. If you donít, youíll be missing out on all the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals they have to provide. Just five dried prunes provide your body with essential fiber, boron, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and much more. Prunes are also a good source of iodine, and their many essential nutrients make them a great addition to any diet.

Serving Size (5 prunes), 13 micrograms of iodine (9% DV), 120 calories.

Navy Beans

Beans are some of the healthiest and most versatile foods on the planet. Enjoy a half-cup serving with any meal, and youíll provide your body with a respectable amount of protein, copper, potassium, calcium, folate, and iodine. If youíre trying to prevent an iodine deficiency, navy beans are an excellent remedy because of the many additional nutrients they add to your diet.

Serving Size (1/2 cup), 32 micrograms of iodine (21% DV), 128 calories.

Fish Sticks

Fish sticks can be a good source of iodine if youíre worried about a deficiency in your diet. Due to their high calorie content, though, you should eat them only in moderation. Two fish sticks can supply your body with 35 micrograms of iodine, or about 23% of the recommended daily value.

Serving Size (2 fish sticks), 35 micrograms of iodine (23% DV), 140 calories.

Canned Tuna

Tuna that is canned in oil usually contains more iodine than when itís canned in water. Three ounces of canned tuna provides 17 micrograms of iodine, or 11% of what the average person must consume per day. Add more tuna to your diet for more iodine, and youíll also benefit from its high protein, Vitamin D, and iron contents.

Serving Size (3 ounces), 17 micrograms of iodine (11% DV), 99 calories.

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Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a versatile, healthy food that supplies the body with Vitamin A, Vitamin D, zinc, calcium, antioxidants, and more. Theyíre also consumed for their iodine content. One hard boiled egg provides just under 10% of the iodine needed for the day. For a light and healthy meal, slice a hard-boiled egg over a leafy green and veggie-filled salad.

Serving Size (1 large egg), 12 micrograms of iodine (9% DV), 78 calories.

Plain Yogurt

Yogurt is a healthy food thatís often enjoyed at breakfast or as a light snack. Itís known for its high contents of calcium and protein, but itís also a great option for those looking to increase the iodine in their diet. A cup of plain yogurt provides 58% of the daily recommended value of iodine.

Serving Size (1 cup), 154 micrograms of iodine (58% DV), 154 calories.

Bananas

Eating a banana is a quick and healthy way to get an energy boost, thanks in part to the high potassium content. But many people donít realize that bananas also contain iodine, making them a healthy and nutrient-rich food to supplement a high iodine diet. A medium-sized banana contains 3 micrograms of essential iodine.

Serving Size (1 medium banana), 3 micrograms of iodine (2% DV), 12 calories.

Strawberries

Strawberries are a tasty and nutrient rich fruit that provides your body with many vitamins and minerals. Strawberries are deliciously sweet, but theyíre a surprising source of iodine. A one-cup serving contains 13 micrograms of iodine, or just under 10% of what the average person needs to consume in a day.

Serving Size (1 cup), 13 micrograms of iodine (9% DV), 46 calories.

Canned Corn

There are many ways to enjoy corn, including creamed, canned, or on the cob. For a boost in the mineral iodine, which is essential to a healthy and fully-functioning body, choose canned corn. Enjoy half a cup of canned corn as a side dish with dinner, and your body will reap the benefits of 14 micrograms of iodine.

Serving Size (1/2 cup), 14 micrograms of iodine (9% DV), 67 calories.

lobster is crazy high in iodine

Lobster

Lobster is usually reserved for special occasions, but if youíre suffering from iodine deficiency, a serving of lobster can be a great way to get the boost your body needs. A 100-gram serving of lobster provides 100 micrograms of the essential mineral, or about two-thirds of the recommended daily value.

Serving Size (100 grams), 100 micrograms of iodine (67% DV), 98 calories.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar cheese is a great food choice when you need more iodine in your diet. Itís easy to add a slice to burgers and sandwiches or to sprinkle shredded cheddar over soups and salads. An ounce of cheddar cheese provides 12 micrograms of iodine. As with most cheeses, you should enjoy cheddar in moderation because of its high calorie count.

Serving Size (1 ounce), 12 micrograms of iodine (8% DV), 452 calories.

Cranberries

Cranberries have a rich color and a unique flavor. If youíre able to enjoy the sour taste, cranberries provide many health benefits. They have a high concentration of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and fiber, and theyíre known to prevent urinary tract infections. Theyíre also a stellar source of iodine; four ounces of these tart treats contains well over the recommended daily value of iodine.

Serving Size (4 ounces), 400 micrograms of iodine (267% DV), 52 calories.

White Bread

White bread is sometimes discarded as unhealthy fluff, but it actually contains several essential minerals. If you eat it in moderation, it can be a great addition to a balanced diet. If iodine deficiency is a concern, two slices of white bread provide 45 micrograms of iodine, or 30% of the recommended daily value.

Serving Size (2 slices), 45 micrograms of iodine (30% DV), 132 calories.

Green Beans

If youíre missing that last little bit of iodine in your diet, cook a serving of green beans with your next meal. A half-cup serving contains 3 micrograms of iodine. Thatís just enough to net 2% of the daily recommended value. In addition, green beans (also commonly referred to as string beans) are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, and folate.

Serving Size (1/2 cup), 3 micrograms of iodine (2% DV), 16 calories.

Iodine is an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet. Since the body cannot synthesize this mineral, itís important to include various iodine rich foods in your diet each day. Fortunately, there are many fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and seafood options that make it easy to get the iodine your body needs each day.
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