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Does pickle contain iodine?

Does pickle contain iodine?

Depends: If the pickle was fixed in brine which contains iodized salt, then it will contain iodine. Otherwise it might not contain iodine. ...Read more

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Common benefits of iodine 131?

Benefits...: Iodine 131 is often used to treat conditions such as graves' disease, plummer's disease, or thyroid cancer. Iodine 131 is a beta emitter and emits beta radiation to damage hyperthyroid tissue or thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Which foods are high in iodine?

Foods: high in iodine include fish, shellfish, seaweed, yogurt, eggs, cows milk. table salt also has a high concentration of iodine. Iodine can also be toxic if consumed in large quantities. best bet is to consult with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How important is iodine in your diet?

How important is iodine in your diet?

Essential: It is essential, but luckily only a small amount is required. It is in certain vitamins and also present in iodized salt and bread made by batch processing in factories. It's also present in leafy green vegetables. ...Read more

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Do you really need iodine to be healthy?

Do you really need iodine to be healthy?

Yes: Iodine is an essential ingredient for making thyroid hormone. Your body needs about 100 mg of iodine daily. Most Americans get much more than this, because most processed foods in the US include salt supplemented with iodine. It is also present in many commercial baked goods as a preservative/dough conditioner, in red & brown food dyes, and in seafood from the ocean. ...Read more

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How much iodine should you have everyday?

Iodine: The recommended daily allowance (rda) for iodine is 150 mcg/day, 220 mcg if you're pregnant. ...Read more