Kelp Wanted

Photography by: Carin Krasner
Kelp Wanted

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.