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Updated 16 April 2013

No folly in folic acid

Folic acid should be taken regularly by all pregnant mums and people with a low immunity to disease.

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Folic acid should be taken regularly by all pregnant mums and people with a low immunity to disease. This nutrient prevents spina bifida in unborn babies and can play a role in cancer prevention. A sufficient daily intake of folic acid is necessary as excess amounts are excreted in the urine, rather than stored for later use.


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Enjoy the benefits by eating a fist-sized portion of beans, spinach, broccoli or avocado every day. If you are pregnant or hoping to become so, take 400 microgram in supplement form per day.

Visit our Vitamins, minerals and supplements section for more tips.

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