Organic food consumed is not always good for pregnant women, such as milk. The team of researchers from the UK found that organic milk contains very little iodine, a mineral that is essential for brain development in children.
Pregnant women need about 250 mg of iodine per day. The best source of iodine found in milk, yogurt, and fish, so many health experts recommend that pregnant women consume at least two servings of fish a week and three servings of dairy products a day. Unfortunately, the content of iodine in organic milk is much less than full-fat milk.
The presence of iodine itself helps produce a hormone made by the thyroid gland which has a direct effect on fetal brain development. In addition to groceries, iodine intake from supplements was also met with a content of 140 mg of iodine.
Researchers from the University of Surrey and Bristol in the UK examined the levels of iodine in the urine samples of 1,040 women during the first three months of pregnancy. Two-thirds of participants were found to have iodine deficiency.
In a statement she said that iodine deficiency 60 percent greater risk of having children who have a verbal IQ test scores, reading accuracy, and reading comprehension is much lower than women with higher levels of iodine fitted with international standard. These findings were published medical journal The Lancet.
“Our results show the importance of sufficient iodine during early pregnancy and the risk of iodine deficiency can reinforce memeperlambat fetal development. This is true even in countries that have an average of mild iodine deficiency, “said Professor Margaret Rayman.
The research team suggests more women who are pregnant and breastfeeding must ensure their diet contains the best sources of natural iodine.
“I do not recommend pregnant women take supplements of seaweed (kelp) because it tends to contain excess iodine content that could be harmful,” said Dr. Sarah Bath as a team of writers.