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Folic Acid, why is it important?

Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to form new cells within our body. Women of reproductive age should get 400 mcg of folic acid each day to help prevent some birth defects. Folic Acid also helps the growth and reproduction of healthy blood cells and promotes healthy fetal neural development.

You can get your Folic Acid by:

· Taking a vitamin that has folic acid

· Eating fortified foods: breads, breakfast cereals, and corn masa flour.

· liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables.

Folic Acid can also help in the prevention of

· Heart disorders

· Stroke

· Cancer

· Birth defects during pregnancy.

· Certain types of Anemia (lack of healthy Red Blood Cells (RBC)

· Helps to build muscles.

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