We talk all the time about the many benefits of Folic Acid for mothers, but dads can benefit from the B-Vitamin too!
Folic Acid helps the body break down, use, and create new proteins. It also helps form red blood cells and create new DNA.
For men this can help with heart disease prevention. Folate pairs with vitamin B12 to help regulate the amount of the amino acid homocysteine in the body. Without enough folic acid in the body, homocusteine levels can increase and influence cardiovascular disease.
Folic Acid can also help ward off Alzheimer’s disease, and plays a key role in preventing general memory loss that comes with old age.
Folic acid supplements can even help fight depression. Folate deficiency has been linked to a poor response to antidepressant treatments.
Adding folic acid to your daily routine is as easy as adding dark leafy greens, asparagus, peanuts, chickpeas, and fortified whole grains to your diet.
Similar to moms, dads are advised to get 400 mcgs of folic acid a day. Here’s to your health Dads!