We’re committed to providing you with the very best cancer care, and your safety continues to be a top priority. This is just one more way of ensuring your safety and that of our staff. This information will help you follow a low-iodine diet. A low-iodine diet is a diet with less than 50 micrograms mcg of iodine per day. Iodine is a mineral.
This is because farmers usually feed diet with fishmeal. Most of the iodine in your diet comes from iodized salt and other foods made with added iodine. Commercial bakery products unless you check the label to make sure that the ingredients are allowed. What About Manufactured and Iofine Foods? Iodine May 7.
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The short-term low-iodine diet is another part of preparing to receive radioactive iodine for papillary or follicular thyroid cancer or one of their variants. The diet, recommended by ThyCa Medical Advisors, other thyroid cancer experts, and the American Thyroid Association, increases the effectiveness of the radioactive iodine treatment. Note that sodium is not an issue. What is to be avoided is the added iodine found in iodized salt, which is widely used, especially in processed foods. This does not apply to foods that naturally contain sodium without salt as an ingredient. There are many foods you can eat while on the low-iodine diet. It is a good idea to cook meals yourself, using fresh ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed meats.