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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FOLATE/Folic Acid and PREGNANCY...

Having a Healthy baby means making sure You Are Healthy, too. One of the Most Important things you can do to help prevent serious Birth Defects in your baby is to get Enough FOLIC ACID every day — especially Before conception and During early pregnancy. Healthy Diet is of Vital Importance(!) too throughout those days – from the times you are trying for a baby till the times you stop breast feeding them. It is also Recommended by Nutritionists that an Ideal option would be if BOTH parents stick to Very healthy eating habits 3-6 months (!) BEFORE start trying for a baby. Reason?.. Babies Inherit GENES of Both parents Including health problems. So in order to REDUCE those chances to the minimum and Create a GOOD and Healthy environment in the Mother’s body to let that baby Develop Properly you BOTH needs to eat very Healthily before conceiving the baby and the mother needs to do so up till she stops breastfeeding the kid.

Folic acid is a part of the B complex of vitamins. It is vital for red blood cells and for many other cells in the body. The form of folic acid occurring naturally in food is called ‘folate’. Folate is the natural source of vitamin B9 found in a variety of foods, most often, in leafy green vegetables, dried beans, and peas.
Many studies have shown that women who get 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) daily Prior to Conception and During early pregnancy Reduce the Risk that their baby will be born with a serious Neural Tube Defect (a birth defect involving incomplete development of the brain and spinal cord) by up to 70%.

If you do not have enough of it from Foods then consider taken Folic Acid in a form of Supplementation. Talk to you doctor about it. But do Not count just on supplementation of it – DO consume foods which are Rich of that one.

Approximate content of Folate in foods:

- LENTILS (1/2 cup of Serving) – 180 mcg (!)…. The picture of it will be attached (please see)

- Avocado (Makhanphal) – 163 mcg (per one average fruit)

- Pomegranate (1 cup) – 107 mcg

- Brussels Sprouts (1 cup) - 94 mcg

- Broccoli (1/2 cup) – 84 mcg

- Beetroot (1/2 cup) – 68 mcg

- (New Season) potatoes (1 average) – 48 mcg

- Orange (1 average) – 40 mcg

- Blackberries (1 cup) – 36 mcg

- Strawberries (1 cup) – 35 mcg

- Celery (1 cup) – 33 mcg

- Banana (1 average) – 24 mcg

- Grapefruit (1 cup) – 24 mcg

- Pumpkin (1 cup) – 22 mcg

- Kiwi (1) – 17 mcg

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