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Iodine

Minerals, Health & Weight Loss

Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Minerals play an essential role in this nutritional process.

Iodine

Like Molybdenum, Iodine deficiency is associated with soil composition. Local produce grown in areas whose soil is low in Iodine (e.g. in the UK, Derbyshire, other parts of the Midlands and the South West) may not supply adequate amounts of Iodine.

Good sources of Iodine include

Haddock, herring, whiting, kelp, seaweeds. Some salt is iodine-fortified.

How Iodine helps

Essential for smooth functioning of the thyroid hormone
Good antiseptic

Iodine deficiency symptoms include

Apathy.
Drowsiness.
Hair loss.

Recommended daily allowance for Iodine

US RDA: 80-150mcg
EU RDA: 150mcg

The Importance of a Balanced Diet

If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.

Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.

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