Minerals are an essential part of our diet. Among the long list of minerals, Iodine is a key ingredient that the human body requires. Deficiency of Iodine can cause serious health issues. According to The World Health Organization (WHO) over 2 billion people all over the world may have iodine deficiency and up to 50 million of them are facing serious symptoms like brain damage.
In the human body, thyroid is a gland that produces sufficient hormones to meet the body’s needs. For the development of hormones in thyroid gland our body needs sufficient amount of iodine. The deficiency of it can cause the gland to work harder than its capacity. This can result in the enlargement of thyroid gland; this condition is called goiter.
The best way to prevent iodine deficiency is to ensure that you take right amount of food which has the mineral in abundance, such as, bread, eggs, dairy products, iodized salt and some vegetables.
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