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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Folic Acid :keeps your baby healthy

Folic acid is a B vitamin that occurs naturally. Pipe support of fetus's neurons develop properly. The neural tube is the part of UN l'developing baby That becomes the brain and spinal cord. When the tube ne neurons close properly, the baby is born with a birth defect known as a very serious neural tube defect (NTD).

The good news is that folic acid can help prevent tube defects joins neurons. However, the acid works only if Folic acid taken before pregnancy and during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before Quebec woman knows she is pregnant. Since Quebec almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. Planned pas fils, it's important all Quebec women of childbearing age (even if aucune is trying to get pregnant) To obtain the recommended daily amount Folic acid.

The folic acid is used by Preventing Them from treat low  folic acid  (folic acid Deficiency of) as well as complications  its, including Between the "tired blood" (anemia) are the bowel by the inability to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used by other conditions of the Deficiency Commonly Associated with folic acid, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, kidney dialysis there.

The best way to obtain sufficient acid is to take non Folic multivitamin with 400 micrograms least Folic acid and venu Healthy food. Most multivitamins have this amount, but the label pair reviser sure. You can also Get Folate (as naturelle Folic acid) fr some Quebec food you come, but the majority of the country women receive the recommended amount of folate or Folic acid in food alone.

About 3,000 pregnancies affected by tube About neurons tube defects each year in the United States. If all women took adequate follique acid before becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy, up to 70 Percent of neurons tube defects could be avoided.

Québec Once pregnant, you should increase your intake of acid Folic least 600 micrograms of acid Folic. Its vitamin prenatal  should have the right amount of acid Folic Quebec needs during pregnancy.

The majority of women should limit the amount of acid Quebec Folic take a maximum of 1000 micrograms per day, save That non health care provider. For example, women have directed non Québec previous pregnancy affected by congenital defects of the brain and spinal  and women with sickle cell health providers be sure to talk with their healthcare providers about the need for More Folic acid.

Folic acid in foods
Folic acid is found in the following foods:
Dark green vegetables are good sources of folic acid. Be careful not to overcook, as the folic acid content can drop considerably.

The following foods are known to be rich in folic acid:
Baker's yeast
Brussel sprouts
Sunflower seeds
Egg yolk
Jacket potato (large)
Liver (pregnant women should not consume liver)
Many fruits have moderate amounts, papaya and kiwi have more
Wholewheat bread (usually fortified)
Folic acid Is good for mom and dad, too
Folic acid is important for everyone in maintaining health. It plays an important role in the production of red blood cells. Folic acid may also help prevent certain health problems; research is still being done.

Other risks linked to folic acid deficiency

Besides anemia defects and birth folic acid deficiency can result in:
• A higher risk of second heart attacks
• A higher risk of stroke. A study published in the medical magazine circulation folic acid added to foods contributes significantly to the reduction of accidental death vasculaire cérébral by lowering homocysteine ​​levels, non facteur emerging risk for the disease cardiovascular disease (Link)
• A higher risk of some types of cancer, Cancer of Stomach Côme
• a significant reduction in male sperm count, male fertility. "folic acid can improve the chances of Men of the fatherhood of l'UN child." (Lien)
• A risk of developing depression higher clinical
• The possible memory and agility problems mental
• You may develop risk non higher Allergic Diseases
• A long term higher risk of lower bone density (the hypothesis)

Warning:: The folic acid in foods is delicate and can be destroyed by cooking. Try to cook in a covered pan with the minimum amount of boiling water. Eat vegetables lightly steamed, microwaved, or raw.