Today’s healthy habit is about folic acid.

At first glance at the word folic acid you probably thought about pregnancy, conception and having adequate folic acid to prevent birth defects. As much as folic acid is a much needed nutrient for the aforementioned it is also good for red blood cells.

Folic acid is a B vitamin, which aids your body in making new red blood cells. It is very important for you to have healthy red blood cells because red blood cells help carry oxygen. If you don’t have healthy red blood cells you could feel weak, tired, grouchy, have trouble concentrating, you could have loss of appetite or losing weight, be forgetful, you might even experience light headedness.

Many diseases and the medications taken for many diseases create the perfect environment to add folic acid to your daily nutritional routine. Cancer, any intestinal issues, for example IBS, crones and the health challenge of arthritis are on the top of the list that should have folic acid added on a daily basis.

There are several ways to achieve good folic acid levels on a daily basis.
Firstly your food intake should include and I am sure there are no surprises with the following foods, broccoli, leafy green vegetables, avocados, asparagus, chick peas, citrus and certain nuts and seeds, Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin which you need to eat on a daily basis. The leafy green vegetables, you will need about a half of a cup to get your daily intake.

I always choose to obtain your needed nutrients through food but sometimes you need a little boost. A bottle of folic acid as a supplement is a crazy inexpensive dollar amount, somewhere around five dollars. Trying to obtain folic acid with leafy green vegetables or nuts and seeds if you have an inflamed bowel could be impossible. Nuts and seeds have a tendency to aggravate an inflamed bowel.

If you are tired, having a hard time concentrating or feel weak maybe just maybe you could use some folic acid. Or if you are on medications for arthritis, cancer or any inflammatory bowel issues I would suggest you add folic acid. I am just writing/thinking out loud, Otto Warburg won a Noble Peace Prize for his research on oxygenation and cancer, if folic acid helps red blood cells transport oxygen maybe folic acid could be a vitamin that could be taken for prevention of cancer, just thinking out loud!

Diane Elms, D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.

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