Folate

It’s a B-group vitamin essential for the healthy development of the fetus in early pregnancy, in particular their neural tube.

Folic acid/Folate is a vital key to improving physical health and vitality. Proper levels of this vitamin in the body can lead to better health and overall well-being.

You can increase your folate intake when you:

  • Take folic acid supplements(Safe amounts of folic acid supplementation should be decided by a physician due to the potential side effects of improper dosage).
  • Eat folate-rich foods – folate is present in a variety of vegetables like asparagus, okra, Brussels sprouts, spinach, peas, green beans, lettuce and broccoli.
  •  Also it is present in fruits like oranges, lemon, bananas, avocado and strawberries as well as legumes (such as chickpeas, dried beans and lentils), cereals and nuts.
  • Choose foods that have been fortified with folic acid – this includes some breakfast cereals and fruit juices, and most bread.

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