|Folic Acid is one of the B Vitamins.
It is found in:
For the maximum use of folic acid from foods, eat them: raw or steamed. You can sautee the vegetables, but remember to do so lightly. If you boil the vegetables, the vitamin will be leached out of the vegetable into the water.
Eat at least two large portions a day. Also eat the other listed items as well.
Babies are more likely to to have neural tube defects (such as Spina Bifida) when mothers are deficient in Folic Acid early in pregnancy. Low day intake of folic acid and /or low blood folic acid levels in the third trimester doubled the chances of preterm delivery and low birth-rate babies.