Foods high in folic acid are what we’re going
to talk about today. There are a number of reasons it’s important to get adequate amounts
of folic acid, also known as folate. Perhaps the most important are cellular growth and
regeneration. Folic acid allows the body to perform many essential functions including
nucleotide biosynthesis in cells, DNA synthesis and repair, red blood cell creation, and the
prevention of anemia. Folic acid, also known as Vitamin B9, is well known for its properties
in the prevention of fetal deformities. Fortunately, there are many foods that are naturally rich
sources of folic acid. This list isn’t long, but it’s a great place to get started. As
always, I do recommend always eating everything organic. The first one on the list I’ll talk
about is dark, leafy greens. For an immediate boost in folic acid, consider adding more
spinach, collard greens, kale, turn up greens, and romaine lettuce into your daily diet.
Just one large plate of these delicious leafy greens can provide you with almost all your
daily needs for folic acid. Number two is beans, peas, and lintels. Beans and peas are
especially high in folic acid. This includes pinto beans, lima beans, green peas, black-eyed
peas, and also kidney beans. Also, a small bowl of any type of lintels will give you
the majority of your recommended daily amount of folic acid. The next food is avocados.
Avocados contain up to 90 micrograms of folic acid per cup, which accounts for approximately
22% of your daily needs. Not only are avocados one of the best foods with folic acid, but
it’s also an excellent source of fatty acids, Vitamin K, and dietary fiber. Next are seeds
and nuts. It doesn’t matter if it’s pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax
seeds. Eating them raw, sprouted, or sprinkled onto a salad, will add a healthy dose of folic
acid. Sunflower seeds and flax seeds are especially high in folic acid with one cup offering up
to 300 micrograms. Next food on the list, are beets. Beets are a great source for antioxidants,
and they also provide detoxification support. Eating one cup of boiled beats will provide
you with approximately 136 micrograms of folic acid, accounting for 34% of your daily needs.
Asparagus. Asparagus is perhaps one of the most nutrient dense foods with folic acid,
out of the entire vegetable kingdom. Eating just one cup of boiled asparagus will give
you 262 micrograms of folic acid, which accounts for approximately 65% of your daily needs.
Broccoli. Not only is broccoli one of the best detox foods you can eat, it’s also a
great source for folic acid. Just one cup of broccoli will provide you with approximately
24% of your daily folic acid needs. For more great health information on natural health,
wellness tips, and much more, please visit my blog or website, at Global Healing Center.com.