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September 1999 Issue

Shaking Out All the Salts: Iodized, Rock, Sea, Kosher…

Q. Should I buy only iodized salt? Can I substitute other kinds of salt?A. That depends on whether you take a daily multivitamin that contains iodine. If you do, you don't need the extra iodine in salt. If not, then iodized salt is still recommended. Of course, if you're limiting your salt intake, you might want to ensure iodine is in your multivitamin. Iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormones.

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