15 Foods High in Iodine You Should Include in Your Diet

Iodine is an important micromineral needed by the thyroid gland to function perfectly. Iodine deficiency can lead to lethargy, fatigue, slow metabolism, weak immune system, enlarged thyroid gland and even mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Make sure that you get the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for iodine which is 150 micrograms daily. Good thing is, there are many foods high in iodine to include in your diet.          

1. Sea Vegetables

The ocean is a large storehouse of iodine-rich foods including plants that live in it. Among these are seaweed, dried kelp, arame, Kombu, wakame and hiziki. Kelp is richest in iodine for one serving offers 4 times (2,000/mcg) the daily amount required. Arame has about 730/mcg per tablespoon while hiziki has about 780/mcg.