3. Iodized salt
Many people are under the assumption that salt, on its own contains iodine; however, that’s not the case. In regard to the chemical makeup of the two, salt is a crystal and is comprised of two elements: chloride and sodium. On the other hand, iodine is a mineral. While general table salt does not contain iodine, there are many salts that are fortified with this essential mineral. A single gram of iodine fortified salt contains more than 75 mcg of iodine, which is around 50 percent of the daily recommended intake. Plus, it has zero calories. So, if you’re looking to up your iodine intake, enjoy a little more fortified salt. But, do so in moderation; too much salt can cause other health problems.