Do you use the iodized salt?

iodized salt
@youless (97420)
Guangzhou, China
March 7, 2016 8:57am CST
Here the law requires that all the salt must be iodized. It is difficult to buy the normal salt. Actually I don't think it is very necessary. Since in my city we often have seafood and we are not lack of the iodine. Perhaps in some other places in my city the people need this element. But not all the people need it. As too many iodine will be not good for the health. How about you?
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@andriaperry (75076)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Mar 16
I have the choice but I have always bought iodized salt.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
At least you have choices.
@LadyDuck (214965)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 16
In the world only the 40% of the population is at risk of iodine deficiency. Not enough iodine is a risk and too much iodine is also a risk. I know that I eat many food containing iodine, so I prefer to use natural sea salt instead than iodized salt.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
I feel the same. This is why I went to Hong Kong to buy the normal salt without iodine.
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@LadyDuck (214965)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 16
@youless It's crazy how governments take a decision without considering that not everyone needs iodine. When I lived near the Mediterranean sea we were able to buy salt without iodine everywhere. Here in Switzerland there is no sea and all the salt contains iodine.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
@LadyDuck You are right. I still prefer to have a choice. It is just like the coffee can be healthy, and also can be unhealthy if you drink it a lot.
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@allknowing (80398)
• India
8 Mar 16
It is almost a law here for us to use iodised salt.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
It is exactly the law here to use the iodized salt. But I don't think it is necessary because as a city like mine, we often eat seafood.
@allknowing (80398)
• India
8 Mar 16
@youless Our shop keepers only keep iodised salt (lol)
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
@allknowing Same here...
@TheSojourner (20043)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I limit my salt intake, but know that my iodine levels are fine; and I do not purchase iodized salt, but use sea salt.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Mar 16
I think limit the salt intake is a good choice. As I heard that it will lead to many healthy problem if you have a lot of salty food.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
@youless It certainly can. I'm not sure if that is the same for all peoples, but it is here.
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@celticeagle (122768)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Mar 16
No! I don't like salt. I use pepper, garlic and herbs.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
But salt is still necessary to cook.
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@celticeagle (122768)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Mar 16
@youless ...No. Most things already have some. I never add any.
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@Bluedoll (16984)
• Canada
7 Mar 16
A balanced diet you think would not need an iodine additive. Some people lack it while others get too much.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
I agree with you.
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@Bluedoll (16984)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
@youless I'm happy that you agree with me. I just don't know where I fit on the scale though I don't think I'm extreme one way or another.
7 Mar 16
We need iodized salt. That's why I prefer iodized salt. It's a must in our country
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
Do you come from India? As I can't see where you come from besides your name here.
8 Mar 16
@youless I am from Nepal.
@sjvg1976 (18366)
• Delhi, India
24 Mar 16
In india too it's compulsory to sell iodized salt.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Mar 16
It is the same here.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
We have a few choices here regarding table salt-- it can be iodine rich or sea mineral rich, either way I use both sparingly and according to my doctor should use a bit more since I do have thick blood and low blood pressure, which is not bad or dangerous, but can make me more tired easily
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Mar 16
Having choices is always good.
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• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
8 Mar 16
I am a salt junkie, lol I know it's so bad for me but I can't help it. I am a healthy eater most of the time and I am also pretty active. Salt is my "treat" for most days. I have cut down on a great amount of salt in my diet though, by using fresh garlic, onions and other fresh spices to flavor my food instead of reaching for the salt shaker!
@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar 16
We shall not take a lot of salt since I heard that salty food will lead to high blood pressure.
@scheng1 (24724)
• Singapore
8 Mar 16
Yes, I think that is an overkill too. There are many food with iodine in it, and we can easily get from our diet. Many of us take in multi-vitamin pills too, and these will give us enough trace minerals, including iodine.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar 16
You are quite right.
@Ladypeace (2045)
• Singapore
8 Mar 16
I haven't noticed this feature about salt until reading your post. My salt isn't iodized. My brother has hyperthyroidism and avoids taking iodine rich foods.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
Perhaps your brother has to avoid the seaweeds, too.
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@louievill (21726)
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
We use both, iodized if we want fine salt and rock salt for like salting fish or meat. We have plenty of salt, our city use to be salt manufacturing during the 60's before the lands were converted to many private subdivisions.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
Here the salt is produced by the state companies, I think.
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
7 Mar 16
I use iodized salt but it is sea salt youless. I do not get enough of seafood here. Good you do.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
Here it is so often for us to have seafood. So I don't think the iodized salt is necessary for us here.
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@amnabas (10947)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Mar 16
Yes we do use iodized salt here.
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@youless (97420)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Mar 16
Is there an option?