Child Health: The Importance of Iodine

Iodine is an essential nutrient required throughout life. It has to be obtained through diet, and, during pregnancy and breast feeding, it is said to be needed in higher levels, being essential for normal foetal and child development. This is supported by evidence which demonstrates that iodine deficiencies can impact the cognitive health and development of children and can result in a lowered IQ and, in severe cases, cretinism.

With numerous countries across the World having deficiencies in iodine, particularly amongst young girls and women, we explore the only natural good vegan source of iodine – seaweed, and its importance, especially in light of the recent UK’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey data reports on the eating habits of the younger generation.

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