Why should we consume iodized salt?

Iodized salt, believe it or not, is not sold in general shops in the United States. There is no iodine added to the salt. They aren’t even required to. An expatriate Bengali was baffled. Many people discover iodized salt at a greater price in a single store. However, it is unpleasant to consume. Iodine shortage may cause goiter, thyroid difficulties, and a variety of other health concerns. Iodine is not produced by human bodies. Iodine may be present in a variety of foods. Iodine is abundant in sea fish, milk, animal meat, rice-wheat, vegetables, and fruits. Iodine is obtained by fish from seawater and floating algae, as well as rice, wheat, vegetables, fruits, and soil. These meals provide us with enough iodine.

We consume more rice, fish, and veggies. So why do we need additional iodine with salt? There are two explanations for this. To begin with, as previously said, floods are uncommon in North America and Europe. However, floods occur in Bangladesh on an annual basis. Iodine may be found in the dirt. The iodine gets carried away in the flood. As a consequence, iodine is virtually non-existent in rice, wheat, and vegetables.

Second, we don’t eat fish from the sea very often. As a result, we don’t receive any iodine from them. Many more flood-prone nations, such as Bangladesh, suffer from iodine shortage. Goiter was formerly common in our nation because of this deficiency. Then there’s the iodized salt. Salt is required to contain iodine.

Source : This is translated from “The Daily Prothom Alo ( Click Here )

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