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But don't neglect the latter, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.
- Your body doesn't produce iodine, so you have to get it through diet. It's essential for thyroid hormone production.
- Iodine deficiency can be a serious problem for pregnant women and their babies. Table salt contains iodine, but people on a low-salt diet may not be getting enough.
- Iodine is essential for healthy brain development of a fetus.
- Iodized salt, seaweed, seafood and saltwater fish are good sources of iodine.
-- Diana Kohnle
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