Folic acid

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    Jun 15, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Anyone here diagnosed with critically low folic acid levels?
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    Jun 16, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    No. I eat a lot of raw veggies.

    folate

    What can high-folate foods do for you?

    Support red blood cell production and help prevent anemia
    Help prevent homocysteine build-up in your blood
    Support cell production, especially in your skin
    Allow nerves to function properly
    Help prevent osteoporosis-related bone fractures
    Help prevent dementias including Alzheimer's disease


    What events can indicate a need for more high-folate foods?

    Irritability
    Mental fatigue, forgetfulness, or confusion
    Depression
    Insomnia
    General or muscular fatigue
    Gingivitis or periodontal disease

    Excellent sources of folate include romaine lettuce, spinach, asparagus, turnip greens, mustard greens, calf's liver, parsley, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, and lentils.

    http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=63#foodchart