Iodine

Iodine is an essential trace element that is vital for normal growth and development.  Around 60% of the iodine in the human body is stored in the thyroid gland.  The health benefits of iodine play a very important role in the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the base metabolic rate of the body.  Without iodine, thyroid hormones could not eve be synthesized.

The health benefits of iodine help in the optimal utilization of calories, thereby preventing its storage of excess fat.  Other benefits are the removal of toxins from the body and assistance for the system in utilizing various minerals, like calcium and silicon.

A deficiency of iodine can have serious effects on the body which include frustration, depression, mental retardation, poor perception levels, abnormal weight gain, decreased fertility, coarse skin, constipation and fatigue.

        Benefits of Iodine:

  • Controls body's base metabolic rate

  • Maintains optimal energy levels

  • Forms healthy & shiny skin

  • Boosts immune system

  • Stimulates hormonal activity

  • Prevents dangerous forms of cancer

  • Flushes out chemical toxins

  • Cures enlarged thyroid glands

TOP IODINE RICH FOODS:

Dried Seaweed, Cod Fish, Yogurt, Turkey Breast, Navy Beans, Tuna, Eggs, Baked potato, Strawberries, Cranberries