Good sources of iodine
Good food sources of iodine include:
- sea fish
Iodine can also be found in plant foods, such as cereals and grains, but the levels vary depending on the amount of iodine in the soil where the plants are grown.
How much iodine do I need?
Adults need 0.14mg of iodine a day.
Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need by eating a varied and balanced diet.
What happens if I take too much iodine?
Taking high doses of iodine for long periods of time could change the way your thyroid gland works.
This can lead to a wide range of different symptoms, such as weight gain.