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Healthy Eating for Women

Fortify Yourself With Folate

Are you looking for super strength? Folate is your best friend.

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Dietary folate is important for all aspects of life,” says Robert J. Pawloskey, a senior research chemist with NIH who has developed methods for folate analysis in foods and tissue specimens, and analyzes the amount of folate in food and its bioavailability, or absorption rate. Since breakfast is one meal where it’s easy to consume folate-rich foods, either naturally (grains and citrus fruits) or fortified (cereal or bread), the first meal of the day is a must-do for women.

Also include these GOOD dietary sources of Folate in your menu:

  • Artichokes
  • Raspberries
  • Tomato juice
  •  Romaine lettuce
  • Rice
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Papaya
  • Avocados
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Okra
  • Oranges
  • Peanuts