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Unintended Consequences

Friday, September 06, 2013

Something I've been really good about is keeping an eye on my sodium. I don't limit it all the time, but a lot of my food choices have come to be guided with an eye to sodium content.

But one of the things that I've come across in reading for my nutrition class is the importance of iodine, and I live at high altitudes which was mentioned as an area of particular concern for iodine deficiency.

I asked a guy at the health food store what I could take if I want iodine without salt, and he directed me to some kelp pills. I guess for the kids I can keep giving them lots of dairy products and eggs (especially the yolks, if wikipedia is to be believed.)

But it's interesting how you can make a change you think is totally healthy and have it potentially backfire. That's why it's good to eat a balanced variety of foods, in moderation. Eating a variety has been correlated with increased calorie intake, however. So that's another reason to keep tracking.
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