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No, you should not avoid red foods. Food color is not related to iodine content. First, you should only be on a reduced or iodine free diet at the recommendation of your doctor. Your doctor should have provided a list of foods to avoid. The greatest source of iodine in our diet is iodized salt. Other sources include seafood, bread, and dairy products. Good luck, but be careful. Iodine is a required trace nutrient. People who don't get enough iodine in their diet develop a condition known as goiter. http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/002421sid.htm
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