Folate and iron for what reason and how much
When we talk about vitamins and minerals, we think, for example, how much folate or iron is necessary for the body, why should we give folate and iron to the body, and which foods contain it, and now we will provide more information on this matter. do
Folate is one of the essential micronutrients for pregnant mothers, which prevents congenital disorders in their fetuses. This micronutrient can maintain the health of our heart and blood vessels and play a role in building our cells. Iron is one of the most important micronutrients needed by pregnant women and is very necessary for building blood cells. Iron also helps to produce many enzymes in the body. We can find folate or folic acid in addition to its supplements in some foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, whole grains and products enriched with this micronutrient. Meanwhile, iron is also abundantly found in legumes, red meats, turkey meat, soybeans and spinach. Adults should get 400 micrograms of folate per day, pregnant women 600 micrograms, and lactating women 500 micrograms per day. It is not bad to know that the daily requirement of iron for men aged 19 years and above is 8 mg, women from 19 to 50 years 18 mg, pregnant women 27 mg, lactating women 9 mg and women over 51 years 8 mg.
July 2, 2014 20:09
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