Iodine is an essential mineral required in very small amounts by your body. It is important in the production of thyroid hormones and for the brain and healthy skin. Iodine is stable in food. Food processing practices often increase the amount of iodine in foods. The introduction of iodized salt increased the iodine intake.
Always getting teary over onions? Cutting onions releases a gas that causes a stinging sensation when it comes into contact with your eyes. Those tears are your body’s way of fighting back to dilute the irritant, so let it all out.