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#Seafood123: Iodine in Seafood

Vitamins and minerals fuel our bodies day in and day out, keeping our systems in tip-top shape. However, did you know that the body can’t naturally produce all of the nutrients it needs? This is why a balanced diet full of nutrient-packed seafood is so critical to our health! Although sometimes overlooked, iodine is necessary to produce thyroid hormones that aid metabolism, muscle building and more. Luckily, a healthful amount of iodine is naturally present in an assortment of seafood, such as salmon, shrimp and cod. To ensure you’re getting adequate amounts of iodine and other key nutrients, aim to eat a variety of seafood at least 2-3 times each week. Check out the restaurant’s seafood selections when dining out, or, if eating at home, simply top your salad with shrimp, to get in another serving. We’ve linked a few recipes below to help inspire you:

#Seafood123 Iodine in Seafood

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    Carolyn Nelson
    March 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Would love to know all I can even recipes to fix for a dietbetic

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      Dish on Fish
      March 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Hi Carolyn, thank you for reading Dish on Fish! Seafood is rich in protein, which does not raise blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes and are counting carbohydrates, it is important to balance your meals with protein, including seafood. Additionally, many varieties of fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help boost heart health and prevent heart disease. Aim for 2-3 seafood meals each week, and, stick with un-breaded options that have been grilled, baked, broiled, steamed or poached, not fried. Here are some delicious recipes to get you started: http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/fish/our-best-grilled-fish-seafood-recipes

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