Acne and Iodides

Iodides are in many of the foods we consume and iodides aggravate acne.  An iodide rich food on it’s own may not be too much of a problem but when combined with other iodide rich foods it can be too much.  Some vegetables naturally have iodides.  You also need to take into consideration the soil they were grown in.  Foods grown in California and Florida soils will have higher levels of iodide than those grown in Midwestern soils. 

Vegetables containing iodides: 

Asparagus*
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Carrots
Corn
Green beans
Idaho potatoes
Okra
Peas
Spinach
Tomatoes
White onion* 

Some other items containing iodides:

Almonds

Oysters

Almonds

Pears

Beef liver

Potato chips

Butter

Pretzels

Cheddar cheese spread

Red snapper

Chicken

Sea bass

Clams

Seasoned salt

Coca Cola

Shark

Cottage cheese

Shrimp

Crab

Sole

Hamburger

Sour cream

Hershey’s milk chocolate

Squid

Homogenized milk

Stew meat

Iodized salt

Sugar

Kelp

Sun evaporated sale

Lobster

Tortilla chips

Montereyjack cheese

Turkey

Mozzarella cheese

Vegetable shortening

Non-fat dry milk

Wheat germ*

Oats

White bread

Orange juice

Yogurt

 



* Should avoid