Why Black Women Need More Folic Acid

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Several studies have explored the potential for using folic acid to prevent certain diseases. Folic acid is a man-made form of the B vitamin folate, and helps the body to produce DNA and red blood cells. Individuals can get folate from variety of different foods such as green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, orange juice, whole grains, liver, bananas and peanuts.

The recommended amount of folic acid for adults is 400 micrograms a day. Technically, it is possible to get the recommended daily amount of folate through diet alone. The reality however, is that most individuals do not consume the necessary amount of fruits and vegetables each day in order to do so. That is why it is a good idea to also take a supplement containing 100% of the recommended daily amount of folic acid.

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