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Folic Acid And Folate Resources

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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

The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer

Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol. ...  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

Healthy Ways to Deal with Dry Skin

It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,...  Read more

Getting Ready to Eat for Two

Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good...  Read more

Does anyone else struggle with acid reflux/indiges
Updated 5/16/2016 6:57:28 AM

Does anyone else struggle with acid reflux/indigestion? I take antacids for it and try to stay healthy but still suffer. Would love some tips......  Read more

Anyone had good experiences using amino acid suppl
Updated 4/24/2016 8:16:54 AM

Anyone had good experiences using amino acid supplements? I just started using a supplement yesterday. I did feel more pep during my workout, and I finally pushed through a plateau, but what are the long-term benefits?...  Read more

Essential amino acids: all in same meal?
Updated 4/14/2016 1:29:06 PM

Is it important to get all of the essential amino acids in the same meal? Or, throughout the same day? Thanks....  Read more

Is it normal to have acid reflex after a cardio wo
Updated 4/4/2016 10:14:24 PM

Is it normal to have acid reflex after a cardio workout?...  Read more

Folic acid not calculating
Updated 3/30/2016 4:08:44 PM

I was working on my food plan for tomorrow so I could get groceries tonight and notice folic acid was reading a nice big "0" even though I knew I had folate rich foods in the list. Tried a couple different foods (asparagus, mustard greens) to se...  Read more

Benefits of Fruit

Why is it important to eat fruit? Eating fruit provides health benefits people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for heal...  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

Acid Reflux Support

For those who suffer from acid reflux problems....  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

Folic Acid and Folate Same Thing, Different Form!

Folic Acid is the synthetic form of Vitamin B used in vitamin supplements. Folate is the form of B vitamin found naturally in foods. This vitamin is needed every day for healthy tissues. It lowers the risk for heart disease, certain ca...  Read more

What's the Difference between Folic Acid and Folate?

The terms "folate" and "folic acid" represent two different forms of the same vitamin. Many times the general term "folate" is used to describe both forms of the vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic (man-made) form that is used in vitamin supple...  Read more