Folic Acid

Folic Acid In Pregnancy

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You might be hearing the two words ‘folic acid’ a lot, now you’re pregnant – and with good reason. You’re recommended to have 400 micrograms (0.4mg) of folic acid a day until the end of your first trimester. 

According to the NHS, folic acid intake during pregnancy “is very important for the development of a healthy foetus as it can significantly reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida”.

The B vitamin can be found in supplements as well as various superfoods. Great sources include strawberries (which have the added bonus of keeping wrinkles at bay and boosting your own immune system, thanks to their Vitamin C content), whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, quinoa), dried apricot and steamed broccoli. Find out more about supplements by clicking here.

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