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Foods:  Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Calf’s liver, Collard greens, Broccoli
Nutrient inhibiting factors:
Heat, light, air, antibiotics, alcohol, oral contraceptives
  • Essential for the development of red blood cells; it shares this role with cobalt, iron, manganese, and vitamins B12 and C
  • Increased folate intake is vital during pregnancy; it is required for reproduction and in the formation of DNA and RNA, which cannot divide properly without folate
  • Vital for the prevention of blood disorders such as cardiovascular disease, anemia, and poor circulation
  • A folate deficiency may contribute to childhood leukemia
  • Reduces blood levels of harmful homocysteine and protects against such conditions as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increased intake is required during periods of infection, mental fatigue, depression, insomnia, and irritability
  • Vital for the correct transfer of nerves messages and for cellular growth and reproduction
  • Vital for the production of new cells; a deficiency can cause skin conditions such as vitiligo, gingivitis, and cleft palate
  • Various forms of cancer are related to a folate deficiency, including lung, cervical, intestinal, and esophageal cancer
  • Vital for children’s growth; infants require more folate than adults
  • Protein is required for proper folate absorption
For more information, please see me at Norwell Athletic Club (NAC).
Yours in Health,
Silke Heine, Owner of Simplify Holistic Nutrition