Doses of iodine consumption for your health

Deficiency or excess in the consumption of iodine can cause thyroid disorders. Then how many doses of iodine consumption should we eat? Based on international standards used in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the maximum iodine intake for someone of about 150 mikogram (mg) per day. According to Mulyadi Tedjapranata, Medizone Clinic Director of South Jakarta, to meet these needs can be obtained from consuming one to one and a half tablespoons of iodized salt.

But it turns out, though just need to consume less, there are still many people suffering from disorders caused by iodine deficiency. Mulyadi said, this deficiency usually occurs in people who lived in the mountains. "Based on international statistics, currently there are still 2.3 billion people around the world experience a lack of iodine," said Mulyadi. Unfortunately, in Indonesia, there are no supporting data.

To meet the iodine intake, you do not have to fill it with salt consumption. You can get iodine from other foods such as seafood example fish, squid, and shellfish. Iodine can also diternukan on other foods such as eggs, milk, and meat. Only, the content of iodine in the diet is not as much as iodized salt.

But keep in mind is, salt or any material that foods containing iodine should not be carelessly cooked. You see, if carelessly cooked it, the content of iodine can be reduced or lost. As a result, even if you eat salt or food containing a lot of iodine, you will still lack this substance. Finally, you get even just taste salty, without substance that benefit the body.

You need to remember, iodine is a substance that quickly evaporates. If exposed to sunlight, iodine in salt content of fast evaporating. Similarly, if the tangent to the other heat when cooked, iodine also evaporates quickly. In addition to cook properly, iodine should be consumed early. Iodine intake is needed since I was in the womb because iodine is closely related to intelligence.

A child is potentially suffering from mental disabilities, if the mother during pregnancy and iodine deficiency. Just for information only, iodine is associated with the growth of the brain-forming cells, namely neurons. "Because of the lack of iodine, the growth of brain cells and causes stunted children are also mentally handicapped," said Mulyadi.

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11 hours sleep, make your child more intelligent

If you want your child excel in school, tell them to always sleep on time every night. Latest research results of experts in the United States indicate that regular sleep pattern will make children more intelligent. Children who sleep and nap schedule will have the language skills, reading and math better in school.This is the result of independent research scientists at SRI International, which involved 8000 children aged 4 years. One of the conclusions outlined in the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting was also mentioned, children on average less than 11 hours of sleep each day showed less good ability.

In that study, researchers analyzed information about children sleeping through interviews with parents. This information is collected when the children aged 9 months and was repeated when they reach the age of four years.

Research leader Dr. Erika Gaylor stated, the research data also reveals many children in the U.S. who do not meet the needs of her sleep. As a result, these children experienced an interruption in the growth and difficult to achieve in school.

He recommended the parents to arrange an appropriate sleep schedule so that children can achieve healthy sleep quality. Parents also need to spend some time interacting with children in bed on a regular basis, such as reading books or telling stories


50 million people died from smoking

Looks like a warning in small letters contained in the packaging of cigarettes (sound: Smoking can cause cancer, heart attacks, impotence, pregnancy and fetal disorders) are not effective enough deterrent to make people smoke cigarettes. Indonesia is a "champion" the third in terms of smokers after China and India. Currently, the number of smokers in Indonesia around 60 million people. According to Health Ministry data, almost two million Indonesian children aged 7-18 years on average smoked two cigarettes each day.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 50 million people died from smoking in the year 2000. Approximately 50 percent occur in developing countries. Among those who robbed his life by smoking, among others, singer Christophe and Ucok Aka.

Actually the world has long known the health effects of smoking. Various scientific evidence has shown, all forms of tobacco can trigger health problems throughout the human life.

Around the year 600, China philosopher named Fang Yizhi began mentioning smoking can damage the lungs. Year 1950 published two major publications about the bad effects smoking research results for health and in 1981 there was a large study on the impact of passive smoking in Japan.

Cigarettes not only causes lung cancer or heart disease, a number of other diseases also arise from smoking. The disease can arise from toe to tip of hair. Call it cataracts, wrinkled skin, heart disease, cancer, miscarriage, damage to the shape of sperm, to osteoporosis.

It's also important to remember that cigarettes contain dangerous substances such as tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide and other harmful chemicals. Cigarette smoke contains 4000 chemical particles, 200 of which contain toxins and carcinogens are 43 other species.