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International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

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Fewer iodine foods are eaten, and iodized salt is shown to be an unreliable iodine source. It is important to know what iodine rich foods may prevent iodine deficiency.

Do I Need Iodine? Why Do We Need Iodine?

While not as popular as Vitamin C or D, iodine is an important nutrient that we should consume everyday. Iodine is necessary for proper thyroid hormone production and tissue development. Iodine deficiency can lead to a number of health issues, including weight gain, high cholesterol, fatigue, and even mental illnesses like depression.

In the early days of medicine, iodine was successfully used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is now known that iodine relaxes the blood vessel, which lowers the blood pressure.Iodine deficiency can have serious effects on the body. The symptoms include: abnormal weight gain, mental retardation, poor levels of perception, depression, decreased fertility, coarse skin, fatigue, constipation, goiter, and chances of still birth in pregnant women.Recent health studies are again showing how essential iodine really is. A recent study conducted at University of Washington connects higher intakes of iodine with good health. In the past, Americans consumed a lot more iodine than they do now. Years ago, iodine a regular ingredient in bread and dairy products, making it a lot easier to get your recommended intake. Today, iodine has unfortunately been replaced with bromide, a substance that actually competes with your body's iodine level. This makes the average American's iodine deficiency even worse.

Do You Need Iodine?

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