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.