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Seaweed is commonly consumed in many parts of the world, but not so much in the U.S. However, when you consider that iodine deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies on the planet, the need to consume seaweed is clear. A lack of iodine in the body causes serious thyroid problems for adults. For pregnant women, a lack of iodine can lead to developmental abnormalities as well as mental retardation in an unborn child. Many types of seaweed, including nori, kelp, wakame, and kombu, are all rich sources of iodine. Some types of seaweed, such as kelp, are so high in iodine that it is not recommended that you eat it daily. Limit yourself to one or two servings each week to get all the iodine your body needs.
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