Iodine is a mineral that is found in certain foods. Our body needs iodine to produce thyroid hormones. It cannot naturally produce iodine itself and relies on certain foods to do the job.
Without enough iodine supply in the body, the thyroid gland is unable to release thyroxine hormone into the bloodstream. These are the hormones that controls our body’s metabolism and other functions. Most of the cells in our body needs thyroxine hormone to function properly. Insufficient levels of thyroxine hormone can cause a feeling of general weakness in the body.
Food such as figs, lentils, oats spinach, quinoa, almonds, seeds, potatoes soybeans, kidney beans, are naturally rich in iodine and should be included daily in a vegan/ vegetarian diet.