Q: What are the natural sources of Folic acid?
Meat, liver, egg, seafood, dairy products etc.
Vegetables, leafy greens, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, brussels sprouts, spinach and mustard green
Fruits like bananas, melons, strawberries and fruit juices (especially lemon, oranges and orange juice)
Nuts, beans, peas, peanuts, black-eyed peas, and kidney beans
Q: Why Is Folic Acid Important for Pregnant Women?
A: Folic acid can help prevent birth defects in the brain or spine. These structures are formed from your baby’s neural tube early in pregnancy, which is why it's crucial to get enough folic acid in the first trimester.
Q: What are the signs of anaemia due to folic acid deficiency?
A: Folate or folic acid deficiency can lead to anaemia, and may cause symptoms like lack of energy, pale skin, decreased appetite, diarrhoea, irritability, or a smooth, tender tongue.