advertisement
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.

0
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.


Take action
:

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.

Congratulations to the winner of our Scott Spark 920 competition, Gerhard Herbst.
 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

FYI »

When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable

Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter?

Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season?

Alcohol and acne »

Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise

Does alcohol cause acne?

Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.