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Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. For women who may get pregnant, it is really important. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects of her baby's brain or spine.

Foods with folic acid in them include leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas and nuts. Enriched breads, cereals and other grain products also contain folic acid. If you don't get enough folic acid from the foods you eat, you can also take it as a dietary supplement.
Chewing gum could be a strategy to help reduce vitamin deficiency

Chewing gum could be a strategy to help reduce vitamin deficiency

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Folic acid may prevent language delays in children of mothers with epilepsy

Folic acid may prevent language delays in children of mothers with epilepsy

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Nuts can improve sperm quality finds study

Nuts can improve sperm quality finds study

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality in infertile men, finds study

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality in infertile men, finds study

Substantial number of older adults at risk of vitamin B12 and folate deficiency, study shows

Substantial number of older adults at risk of vitamin B12 and folate deficiency, study shows

New study finds increase in use of alternative medicines among children

New study finds increase in use of alternative medicines among children

Nutrient supplements do not provide extra benefits says new Australian survey

Nutrient supplements do not provide extra benefits says new Australian survey

Study: Vitamin or mineral supplements are not beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease

Study: Vitamin or mineral supplements are not beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check mark

American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check mark

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children

No-carb diet for pregnant woman could harm fetus, study finds

No-carb diet for pregnant woman could harm fetus, study finds

Low carbohydrate intake linked to increased risk of having babies with neural tube defects

Low carbohydrate intake linked to increased risk of having babies with neural tube defects