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Iodine on a Vegan Diet

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Iodine on a Vegan Diet

One of the nutrients vegan diets can be deficient in is iodine. Iodine is best obtained from sea sources, like seaweed and seafoods, as well as dairy products, eggs, and in fortified sources of bread. Sea vegetables like kelp and seaweed are great sources of iodine, and is the source where fish obtain their iodine from. Back in the day, before we had any kind of food at out disposal, people living in the mid-west, far from the sea, didn't have ample sources of sea veggies or seafood.  In addition, the soils in these regions have low levels of iodine....

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