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10-13-2010, 04:53 PM
Should I consume it?
I saw it is in nuri seaweed, but there is a label states I should not consume more than 300 mkg per day. 100 grams of nuri sheets contain 1.8 gram. Should I avoid it? not?
btw: they aren't raw, are they?:confused:
10-13-2010, 04:59 PM
As a vegan its always wise to consume an iodine source as it isnt easily available on a vegan diet soils depleted etc so seaweed is the best source.
10-14-2010, 12:10 AM
Did you mean nori seaweed? The regular sheets sold in stores are roasted, but I hear there are raw options available too.
As for iodine: it's required for optimal thyroid function. So yes, you should have some every now and then. Sea vegetables are your safest bet (any of them really, there are a variety of different kinds of seaweeds availabe in stores) since other veggies only have iodine if they're grown in iodine rich soil. Which isn't exactly listed in the price tag when you go to the market for some fresh fruit.
10-14-2010, 07:57 AM
I did some calculations. In short, when consuming one nori sheet we get 180 times more than the max amount of iodine that should be consumed per day.
Should I or shouldn't I?
ve just found out that Himalayan pink salt contains iodine naturally. I consume it from time to time. great.
10-14-2010, 12:24 PM
that's interesting, because on the nori package I have it has 0% for iodine. I was baffled by this, and when I looked it up to verify I read that it was actually a really low source. I think all seaweeds vary in the amount of iodine that they contain, just as fruits and vegetables.
10-14-2010, 12:53 PM
It is likely that the warnings not to take more than a certain amount would only apply to supplementation and not to getting it naturally from food. This is the way with most nutrients.
10-14-2010, 12:54 PM
Note: It's pretty safe ingesting iodine through food sources, but when you go for supplementation--well, that's another story. You can overdose on it quite easily. Allergies to iodine seem to be common. So supplement with supervision on this one.
Food Sources of Iodine:
Sea salt and fortified salt
I got the above info from a website.
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