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The 7 Best Sources of Dietary Iodine

I have come across many people with thyroid issues since launching this blog and because of that, I asked my naturopath the best sources of dietary iodine, so I could share them with you.

Our bodies don’t make iodine, so it’s an essential part of out diet and vital for thyroid hormone production.

The 7 Best Sources of Dietary Iodine

  1. One medium potato provides about 40% of the recommended daily amount of iodine.
  2. One cup of milk contains 56 micrograms of the mineral, or about 37% of what the average person needs to consume each day.
  3. A quarter-ounce serving of dried seaweed (kelp) contains 4,500 micrograms of iodine. That’s about 3000% of the daily recommended value.
  4. A three-ounce serving size of cod provides your body with 99 micrograms of iodine, or 66% of the recommended amount per day.
  5. A three-ounce serving of shrimp provides 35 micrograms of iodine, or enough to account for just under a quarter of the recommended daily amount.
  6. Half a gram of Himalayan crystal salt provides 250 micrograms of iodine — over 150% of the amount your body’s daily requirements.
  7. Three ounces of baked turkey breast meat provides 34 micrograms of iodine. That’s about 23% of the daily recommended value. For reference, a slice of three ounces of meat is about the thickness of a deck of cards.

For private appointments with Dr Harold Gaier in Harley Street, London, by Skype or phone, contact him via his website: www.drgaier.com

The 7 Best Sources of Dietary Iodine

 

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Michelle says

Thanks so much on this iodine. I have several health issues and need to lose 75+ lb. My dr wanted to give me 8 pills daily. I walked away and am doing my own research now to figure out what I need to do. Love your newsletter and scopes. Learning so much and just started making kombucha and water kefir. Next is milk kefir and feremnting foods.

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    Sarah Jackson says

    My pleasure Michelle. Am glad it’s useful for you. Great to see you on my Periscope broadcasts last week! Look forward to chatting again soon.

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    Sarah Jackson says

    My pleasure Michelle. Am glad it’s useful for you. Great to see you on my Periscope broadcasts last week! Look forward to chatting again soon.

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