Fatigued, and always low on energy?...Digestion poor and getting grey hair?
Check your Folate, before its too late!
What's Folic Acid (Folate)?
Folic acid or Vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin that is mainly essential for copying, synthesising and repairing nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), synthesis of red blood cells as well as supporting the functioning of immune and nervous systems.
Significance of Folate
-Crucial for pregnant women to prevent tropical diseases
-Aids in preventing congenital birth defects
-Reduces cardiovascular risk
-Corrects nutritional deficiencies
Foods rich in Folic Acid Being a water-soluble vitamin, our body doesn't store folic acid hence diet rich in dark green-leafy vegetables, fruits, beans, dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry foods, seafoods and grains become the prime sources for acquiring it.
Folic Acid Deficiency causes
-Persistent fatigue and weakness
-Swelling in tongue
-Greying of hair Growth problems, especially in newborns
-Birth defects in fetus
Excess Folic Acid-Side Effects
-Skin problems like rashes
-Nausea and diarrhea
-Seizures and sleep disorders
Maintain Folate levels by
-Taking folic acid oral supplements or multivitamin tablets
-Increasing intake of diet and fruits rich in folate