Iodine is present in the body in small amounts, but it’s essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, can affect our immune system, change activity of cardiovascular system and airways.
It’s an essential element both in pregnancy and during lactation in order to facilitate the infant neurological development.
Often the symptoms appear gradually iodine deficiency is therefore known as hidden hunger.
- reduced concentration and attention;
- person becomes easily irritable, depressed and tired quickly;
- headaches occur, and the memory is weakened;
- from due to reduced hemoglobin in the blood, the skin becomes dry and cold;
- possible menstrual irregularities.
How to avoid iodine deficiency?
Iodine consumption for an adult is 150-200 micrograms in 24 hours. This necessary should be increased in pregnant and breastfeeding women up to 200-300 micrograms. In order to prevent iodine deficiency disorders is recommended eating foods high in iodine.
How much iodine foods contain?
Here the iodine content of 100 g of the following foods:
• herring – 66 micrograms
• Shrimp – 190 micrograms
• fruits and vegetables: onions, garlic, spinach, cabbage, carrots, leeks, tomatoes, pears and grapes – 1-10 microgram
• oysters – 60 micrograms
• Luminarias (algae) – 0.3 g
• trout – 3.5 micrograms
• chicken eggs – 10 micrograms
• Meat – 3 micrograms.
Life is a gift from God, therefore it’s logical to take care of your body and health!