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If a nutrient is not in the soil, it cannot be in the food. Unfortunately, New Zealand soils do not contain iodine so locally grown produce reflects this, and studies have shown evidence of iodine deficiency re-emerging in New Zealand. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones, which control the basic activity of each cell in the body, including metabolism, growth and development.
Thyroid issues can affect fertility, so optimal iodine intake
A few nutrients are very important if you are planning a pregnancy.