Healthy Eating

Kelp Wanted

If you eschew fish, dairy, and iodized salt, reach for a seaweed snack.

Kelp Wanted
Pin it Carin Krasner

If you eschew fish and dairy, you could be coming up short in iodine, according to researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. A deficiency can spiral into hypothyroidism (leading to weight gain, fatigue and impaired brain function). Those at risk should consider taking a supplement that provides the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of 150 micrograms a day of iodine (pregnant and nursing moms need 220 micrograms daily). Or add seaweed to your diet: Mix dried nori or wakame into grain-based salads or use as a topping for soba noodles.