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Iodine: 3 Cups Milk (750ml) A Day


Iodine

Do you know that drinking 3 cups of milk (750ml) a day fully covers your daily iodine need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 150mcg
  • 110mcg (0-6 months old)
  • 130mcg (7-12 months old)
  • 700mcg (1-3 years old)
  • 90mcg (4-8 years old)
  • 120mcg (9-13 years old)
  • 150mcg (14-18 years old)
  • 150mcg for adults (19 years old & above)
  • 220mcg for pregnant women 
  • 290mcg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Regulates metabolism, helps nervous system development.

References:
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/69/2

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