How do I make sure to get enough Folic acid folate

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The body needs folic acid to make healthy red blood cells. Lack of folic acid can lead to anemia in women and severe problems in newborn babies. So getting enough folic acid is especially important during pregnancy.

Good sources of folic acid are:

  • dark green leafy vegetables
  • mushrooms
  • liver
  • meats
  • fish
  • nuts
  • peas and beans
  • eggs

Avoid cooking food for a long time. This destroys folic acid and other vitamins.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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