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Folic Acid Foods Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Folic Acid Foods.

Dietary Supplements for Depression

It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople...  Read more

Considering Pregnancy?

Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things...  Read more

Vitamin B-12 May Prevent Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in...  Read more

Motivated to Move

Nothing motivates like numbers. You see a set of golf clubs you’ve had your eye on for only $359, so you’re motivated to buy. You read that 2,500 babies a year are born with brain and spinal cord defects, so you’re motivat...  Read more

Get Street-Wise About Supplements

Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything? If you&rs...  Read more

Tried a new food for breakfast this morning. Minut
Updated 4/26/2016 10:33:31 AM

Tried a new food for breakfast this morning. Minute Rice Grain Medley, 1 oz. box raisins, 1 tsp margarine, cinnamon, Stevia to sweeten. YUMMY! My new favoritešŸ˜‹...  Read more

My husband does. You need to pack your food and br

My husband does. You need to pack your food and bring it with you. I met him 11 yrs ago and he did not take care of himself. Now I make him eat well and exercise and he is in remission. Has been for 6 yrs. Take care of yourself is top priority...  Read more

Back to charting food. I had 1550 calories yesterd
Updated 4/28/2016 9:18:02 AM

Back to charting food. I had 1550 calories yesterday, with47 g of carbs. Worked out for 2 hours, burning 900 cals. Hope to see real results soon...  Read more

Gm...... Do you log your in food as I eat it or l
Updated 4/26/2016 8:32:19 AM

Gm...... Do you log your in food as I eat it or log it in for the entire day?...  Read more

What are some of your favorite food finds?
Updated 4/26/2016 10:11:33 PM

What are some of your favorite food finds?...  Read more

Sprinkle Flax & Wheat Germ on Everythinggg

Add Flaxseed & Wheat Germ to your oatmeal, yogurt, baked goods, everyyything!! Flaxseed is a great source of essential fatty acids and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants. Wheat germ is full of folic acid and also has...  Read more

Can Food Cause Depression?

Lack of folic acid can be the major cause of depression, but junk food & processed foods are also the culprit. Heavily processed foods are laden with sodium & always lead to depression. To avoid depression eat spinach, asparagus, avocados, sweet pota...  Read more


Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

Folic Acid Important for Health

Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids...  Read more

Folate Levels Influence Depression Symptoms

Previous studies have found an inverse relationship between B vitamins and homocysteine levels. Likewise, higher homocysteine levels have been linked to atherosclerosis and higher risks of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and strokes. CHD studies h...  Read more