Sonam Kapoor has iodine deficiency: Here's how to prevent it
Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor has revealed that she has an iodine deficiency. Sonam, who follows a vegan diet, has often been vocal about diet regimen. The 34-year-old actress posted an Instagram update to reveal about the development, and subsequently urged her fellow vegans/vegetarians to "use salt with iodine in it." Here's more on what she said, and how you can prevent the condition.
Sonam turned to Instagram to advise her fans. "Just a note to all the vegetarian or vegans out there! Please make sure you're using salt with iodine in it. I've just found out I have an iodine deficiency," she wrote.
Sonam, an avid animal lover and activist, took her commitment for the cause a step further, by turning from vegetarian to vegan, back in 2017. Notably, the Veere Di Wedding actress was also named the Hottest Vegetarian for 2016 by PETA India. "I became vegan this year. I believe in making compassionate choices. So much so... I don't even have dairy," she had said.
On a related note, common signs and symptoms of iodine deficiency include swelling in the neck area, unexpected weight-gain, fatigue, hair loss, flaky skin, irregular periods, among others. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Iodine deficiency has become quite common these days. The is so because there are a very few good sources of iodine, more so, for vegetarians and vegans. The Recommended daily intake (RDI) is 150 mcg per day. Vegans/vegetarians should rely on iodized salt and plain yogurt. However, there are many good sources of iodine for non-vegetarians, such as shrimp, eggs, tuna, dried prunes, etc.
On the work front, Sonam will next be seen starring opposite Dulquer Salmaan in The Zoya Factor, a romantic-comedy based on Anuja Chauhan's 2008 eponymous novel. The story revolves around a girl named Zoya Solanki, who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2010 Cricket World Cup. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film is set to release on 20 September.