Iodine


Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need by eating a varied and balanced diet.

How much iodine do I need?

Adults need 0.14mg of iodine a day.

Iodine helps make thyroid hormones, which are produced by the thyroid gland, which help keep cells and the metabolic rate (the speed at which chemical reactions take place in the body) healthy.

Good food sources of iodine include:

sea fish

foods produced using soil i.e. potatoes etc

shellfish

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.