Question - every time I go to buy sea salt with a friend, she says to me that I should not buy it, because it has no iodine - a necessary nutrient. So? Don't we get this from other sources? Don't the benefits of sea salt outweigh the lack of iodine?
January 26, 2009, 4:34 pm
Beautiful Ms. Ellis, Good question. Iodine can be gotten (in it's natural form) from seafood and sea vegetables. I recommend that folks include one or both in their diet. The advantage of a good sea salt is the wide array of minerals it has to offer whereas iodized sea salt only offer sodium and a non-naturally occurring form of iodine.
January 26, 2009, 7:04 pm
How frequently should we include sea vegetables in our diet so that we get enough natural iodine? Thanks!
February 3, 2009, 1:04 pm
Iodized salt contains the same amount of iodine as unrefined sea salt. Just use unrefined sea salt, as mentioned in the video, and you should be fine. Enhance the diet with a serving of sea food or sea vegetables every week or two - which provide many nutrients along with iodine. The RDA is 150 micrograms per day.
February 3, 2009, 1:38 pm