Acupuncture Blog Chicago: Kate Middleton Prepares For Pregnancy With Folic Acid

Filed in Gather Health Essential by on May 21, 2011 0 Comments
Kate and William are back from their honeymoon and the paparazzi are probably combing their garbage in the Seychelles because it has already been reported that, among the various foods consumed during the trip, they ordered brussel sprouts. Poor princess – I’m glad nobody reports on the foods I ate during this week.

Back to food.  Brussel sprouts is a food that is high in folic acid, a vitamin that is suggested for women who are or want to become pregnant. A cup of Brussels sprouts supplies 93.6 mg of folic acid (also called folate). The human body needs folate to synthesize and repair DNA.  Folic acid aids the fetus’ nervous system cells to divide properly. Appropriate amounts of folic acid during pregnancy helps to prevent several birth defects, including neural tube defects like spina bifida. Lack of folic acid is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world. If you want to improve your intake of folic acid, consider adding these foods to your diet; lentils, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, okra, spinach, asparagus, and grapefruit/pineapple juice.

We can be certain that, now that the Royal Wedding is over (and no one cares as much about Prince Albert and Charlene’s forthcoming wedding), the discussion – maybe obsession is a better word – will turn to producing a royal heir for the British monarchy, so get ready for lots of talk about pregnancy.

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Jennifer Dubowsky earned her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, an accredited 4 year Master's program in Boulder, Colorado. She received her Diplomate from the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commissi

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