Why is Iodine not listed in the minerals? Or vitamin K2 since it's not the same as vitamin K. Also I would like to see omega 3 broken down to at least EPA and DHA acid. Since their role is different.
Iodine is not shown by default because we don't have a lot of data for the iodine content of foods.
You can add it to your profile if you like!
Please go to: Settings > Targets > Nutrient Targets > Minerals.
Find Iodine in the list and check the box in the visible column to add it.
We don't have the breakdown of types of omega 3 or vitamin K1 and K2 (though typically sources only analyze vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) only). We will look for sources of this information to include when we can. Thanks!
As a vegan, I've been wondering about these same nutrients also. Just curious, why is data so sparse for iodine?
I found an answer to my own question regarding iodine.
In part, foods have inconsistent levels of iodine because it comes from the soil in which the food is grown.
In Canada, it takes about 1/2 tsp per day iodized salt to meet minimum requirements. You can also add in some Nori or dulse but be mindful that some seaweeds can give you too much iodine.
There are some pretty affordable supplements on the market that make consistent intake easier.
Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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Thank you for that!