Posted by Nicole on July 1, 2014
to support healthy thyroid function while enjoying some tasty dishes?
There are quite a few options available at your grocery store that
can make that happen. From entree stars, to side course MVPs and
garnishes, here is a list of six different foods that contain iodine
to help you reach the recommended DV of 150 micrograms for adults.
1. Dried Seaweed
of an ounce of this food contains 4,5000 micrograms of iodine. Dried
seaweed can be found in most supermarkets and natural food stores,
and can make a delicious snack, or a nice addition to soups and other
dishes. If you're on a low sodium diet, be sure to keep an eye on the
label; most are heavily salted.
no secret that eggs are a fantastic food for their nutritional
“completeness,” with a variety of different vitamins and minerals
all packed into their small shells. They can also provide a tenth of
the daily recommended value of iodine, making them a great way to
start the day all around. As a topper, they're low in calories, at a
mere 78 per egg on average.
lobster and shrimp contain high amounts of iodine, at 100 and 35
microgrames respectively. In fact, you'll find that most marine life,
both animal and vegetable, are going to be high in iodine. This
includes fish, such as cod. If you're looking for an easy way to slip
a little iodine into your diet, consider adding more aquatic options.
Be sure to speak with your physician if you are pregnant before you
as a “super fruit” by some, cranberries are extremely high in
important vitamins like C and K. They can also provide benefits for
your urinary tract system. Aside from all of these great pluses,
cranberries contain 400 micrograms of iodine per serving. If you're
looking for a great way to increase your cranberry intake, try
homemade cranberry relish; simply boiling cranberries in a mixture of
sugar and orange juice will yield some great results.
cheeses, and yogurts all contain varying amounts of iodine, which is
due in no part to supplements which are given to dairy cattle. Milk
alone can offer 56 micrograms per serving, depending on quality and
actual source of milk.
6. Turkey breast
in fat and high in flavor, turkey has long been seen as a food for
holiday seasons first and foremost. If you're a big fan of chicken,
and are looking for different ways to improve your iodine intake,
turkey can offer 34 micrograms per serving. It's also loaded with
other nutrients and vitamins.
more ways to add iodine to your diet? Don't forget about iodized
can offer 115 mcg for 1/4th of a teaspoon. Other forms of salt, such
as Himalayan Pink Salt, can also offer generous amounts of iodine as