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Posted by: BRAD | 2004/02/18

FOLIC ACID - FOODS ?

HELLO DOC

I HAVE HEARD FROM SOME REPORTS ON HEALTH DIETS - THAT IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO EAT MORE FOODS WITH
HIGH FOLIC ACID CONTENTS --

IS THIS CORRECT ??

DO RAW PEANUTS CONTAIN EXTRA FOLIC ACID ?

WHAT FOODS ARE HIGH IN FOLIC ACID ?

THANKING YOU

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Dear Brad
Folic acid is one of the most important B vitamins and research indicates that 5-10% of the population suffer from a deficiency. Good dietary sources are: meat, green vegetables, legumes (dry beans, peas and lentils and soy products), and bread or maize meal that has been fortified with folic acid. Raw peanuts would contain folic acid, but it is not such a good idea to eat large quantities of raw peanuts because they contain so-called anti-factors which are destroyed during the roasting process. You can also take a B complex supplement as the B vitamins work best when you take a combination product
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