FOLATE AS A KEY NUTRIENT
Post by on Wednesday, January 5, 2022
?Folate or vitamin B9 -- also known as folic acid -- is crucial nutrient for every women of child-bearing age.
?Folate can greatly reduce the chance of neurological birth defects when taken before conception and during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
?Folate also lowers a woman’s risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer.
?In later stages of life -- folate can help a woman's body to manufacture estrogen during menopause.
?Generally many women don't get enough of folate in diet -- so should be taken in fortified foods or as a supplement.
?Folate deficiency may impact your mood, leaving you feeling irritable and fatigued -- also affecting your concentration and making you more susceptible to depression and headaches.