Iodine values

Why doesn't crononeter include foods with iodine when I do a search in Oracle?

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  • @Radtech
    Iodine is rarely reported for foods. Because there is incomplete data out there for iodine, the Oracle would have few foods to choose from when making recommendations

  • Answer ✓

    If you are concerned about Iodine then the answer is 3/8 of a teaspoon of Iodized salt per day. That is the maximum anyone should need. I got that info from "Becoming Vegan" by V. Melina and B. Davis.

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  • @Brooke "Becoming Vegan is a Fantastic Resource" for anyone new on the vegan journey. Iodine content in salt may very from country-to-country. In Canada, 1/2 tsp of iodized salt would provide ~ 190 mcg iodine, which is just over the minimum amount you need of ~150 mcg per day (as an adult).

    The upper limit, which we should not exceed, for iodine is 1100 mcg = 3 tsp of iodized salt. Theses are the default references used in CRON-O-Meter. :smile:

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
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  • Dulse flakes would have 330% of your daily need in 3 g.

  • Please comment on the Brownstein recommended Iodine/Iodide needed in larger amounts. I'm sure you are aware of this.

  • I asked a question that was avoided by the moderators here on the forum regarding high mg. supplements of Iodine. I wish you would address it.

  • @allisa4757

    Hi Allisa,

    Sorry we missed your question! I'm not familiar with Dr. Brownstein's work on iodine, but because the mineral can have such a potent impact on the functioning of the thyroid gland, I would caution away from exceeding the upper limit of 1100 mcg per day. Bloodwork is also key to make sure your thyroid hormones stay in the healthy range.

    Does this answer your question? Happy to answer any others you may have. :smiley:

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

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