Iodine - Health Center
By Refadoc, Posted on : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:46 am IST
Iodine is known to help the regulation of the energy production as well as the weight growth within the body. It also goes out to promote the proper growth of hair, nails, skin and teeth.
Deficiency of Iodine in diet can lead to diseases such as Hypothyroidism, Goiter as well as retarded growth of the person. Iodine is abundantly found in table salt and is one of the major components of our daily diet. Known commonly as thyroid hormone, it plays a major role in the regulation of growth, development of the major organs as well as aids the basic metabolism.
Sources of Iodine:
Fruits, vegetables, nuts and proteins which are grown in Iodine rich soil are good sources of the mineral. Legumes, on the other hand do not contain Iodine at all.
Table Salt is one of the major sources of the mineral.
Children are recommended to take 70-150 mcg of Iodine per day.
Adults are recommended to take 150 mcg of Iodine per day.