Getting Enough Iodine On a Plant-Based Diet" - Vegetarian Recipes Blogs

Getting Enough Iodine On a Plant-Based Diet"

The subject of iodine came up last week in my Facebook Group, so I thought it might be a good idea to explain a very simple way to make sure you are getting enough iodine on a plant-based diet.

Iodine is one of those essential minerals our bodies cannot make, so we have to get enough in our diet for proper thyroid function. That's why it was added to table salt back in the early 1920s.

But many of us are trying to cut back on sodium to improve our blood pressure, and some people are completely SOS (salt, oil & sugar) free.

So now what do we do"

As Dr. Michael Greger explains in the video, iodine doesn't have to come from salt, and it doesn't have to be a lot, or even every day as it is stored in the thyroid.
But we do have to have some Iodine - about 150mg/day, and more if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.

In my former life as a SAD carnivore, I'm sure I got tons of iodine from all the tuna salad sandwiches on white bread I enjoyed, along with all the milk, dairy, & eggs too.

But as a vegan, I no longer consume any of that, and if I happen to be salt-free too - what are my options"

First, Get Tested

If you suspect you are deficient, the only way to know for sure is to get checked by your primary care physician. A simple test will give them all the information they need.

One of the most common results of low iodine is that your thyroid can?t make enough thyroid hormone, a condition called hypothyroid...
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