As it has been told in the beginning this article will tell us about folate acid and some folic acid information.
Folate acid is a form of B vitamin. This form is called water-soluble one. Usually it can be found in a natural food. The name folate gets its roots from the Latin language and the meaning of this word is leaf (folium in Latin).
Vitamin B9 as any other kind of vitamins has many plusses. One of them is its enormous help for organism during pregnancy. This vitamin protects you from such a disease as anemia.
The role of vitamin B9 contains in the production of new cells. This fact is important during such periods as pregnancy or infancy, when cells divide really fast. Vitamin B9 is really useful for the DNA. It prevents some changes, some of which may lead to such unpleasant and terrible disease as cancer. Another benefit that makes us take vitamin B9 is preventing from anemia. Folate, as it is also called, is important and for adults and for kids.
Let's imagine the following: you work too hard, your working day schedule is so busy that you do not have any time to think about anything else, but job. At the end of the day you feel tired, you don't want to eat, you feel irritable or even weak. In one word - you don't feel good. Why? Infection, you may think. You start to take aspirin or other drugs to calm down, but this might not be a salvation. In some cases it may be unnecessary and only harm your organism.
The answer may be hidden in the vitamin B9 deficiency. It is the usual thing - weakness during any vitamin deficiency. Of course, these are not the only signs of vitamin deficiency. Some other signs of folate deficiency are loss of appetite, loss of weight, diarrhea. Some other additional signs can be heart palpitations, behavioral disorders, sore tongue, etc.
Vitamins are vital not only from that point of view. They are responsible almost for everything. It is very easy to see whether a person has enough of vitamins or suffers from vitamin deficiency. Having enough of vitamins your skin looks smooth, healthy and silky. Your hair is growing normally, you are always in a good mood and your working ability is higher.
Since the food is the first and the most natural source of vitamins it is necessary to know how to prepare different kinds of food correctly to save every vitamin for maximum. Vitamins contain in every kind of food. For example, vitamin A is in liver, eggs, milk, spinach and other darkly colored fruits and vegetables. There is a lot of vitamin C in citrus fruits and egg yolks and vitamin B1 is hidden in peas, beef liver, fish, beans, peanuts, egg yolks and wheat germ.
So how do you prepare this food properly? Here is some advice:
- do not leave milk in the strong light;
- While boiling some green vegetables do not add soda. It will kill vitamins;
- If you want to prepare a meat and have to refrigerate it, do not hurry up and put into a hot water. That would be a mistake. Better would be to leave meat for some hours at a room temperature.
If there can be too little of the vitamin, there can be also too much of it. Sometimes it can cause your body some problems, but the risk of vitamin B9 toxicity is really low.
In the beginning of this article we have mentioned the necessity of vitamin B9 for pregnant women. Let's discuss closely when it is necessary to take folic acid.
For the future mommy, the best time to take vitamin B9 is right before and right after the woman is pregnant. It is a very good protection from neural tube defects. Women carrying babies are recommended to eat food enriched with folic acid in order to carry a healthy child.