Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forbidden foods

This is a list of foods not allowed on the low-iodine diet:

iodized salt or sea salt
Dairy products (milk, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cheese)
Vitamins (most multis add iodine)
Food and meds that contain Red dye FD&C #3
Egg yolks, whole eggs, or food containing them
Seafood (fish, shellfish, seaweed, kelp)
Foods that contain the additives: carragen, agar-agar, algin, algin= ates
Cured and corned meats
Breads with iodate dough conditioners
Chocolate (milk added)
Soy and soy products (soy sauce, tofu, soy milk)
Potato skins
Some beans (pinto, navy beans, lima beans, red kidney beans,)
Restaurant food
Processed foods, since there is no reliable way of knowing what kind of salt is used

I am going to spend the time before my doctor calls with a scan date compiling recipes, and posting them here. Suggestions always welcome!

1 comment:

  1. hey there. i found your site (and have been reading your posts for some time) via i just finished a 3 week low iodine diet. it really wasn't SO very bad. i am happy to share some ideas with you, if you would like. you can pm me at
    good luck!