Latest research found that the iodine concentration of most alternatives to cows’ milk – such as soy and almond “milk” – is very low, about 2% of cow's milk.
This matters because deficiency of iodine, especially during pregnancy, affects brain development and is linked to low IQ. Morever, iodine is also vital to our body, from regulating thyroid function to metabolism, growth and development.
Other iodine sources
Consume other food with iodine if you do not consume milk or dairy products. These include:
- Iodised salt (iodine is added)
- Fish like cod, tuna
- Some beans and peas
- Some fruits and vegetables