Thursday, December 16, 2010

Benefits of Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and E in Pregnancy

The brain is one organ that was first formed when the fetus began to grow in the womb. Pregnant women really need to get your intake of folic acid (one of the members of the vitamin B complex) are quite healthy for developing fetal brain. Folic acid works along with vitamin B12 to form new cells and plays an important role in the formation of the spine. Vitamin deficiency can cause abnormalities in the spine, known as sifina bifida.

Therefore, women who planning a pregnancy are encouraged to take supplements of 400 meg of folic acid every day for 3 months before conception to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Highly recommended to add the ingredients of foods containing folic acid into your diet everyday. Because folic acid can be easily damaged because the cooking process, so the vegetables cook a minute or eat in fresh form.

Sources of Folic Acid
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Eggs
  • Food sources of carbohydrate-enriched (cereals, wheat, enriched flour, and bread)
  • Sprout
  • Avocado
  • Green leafy vegetables (spinach, lettuce and mustard greens)
  • Broccoli
  • Cuciwis and
  • Asparagus
  • Orange juice

Meanwhile, vitamin B12 is also essential for the formation of red blood cells. So, for you, whether that was pregnant, who want to be pregnant, a pregnant wife waiting, who wish to become pregnant again and again, note Companions fine food for the pregnancy to go well. An important food source for pregnancy (which contain folate and vitamin B12) can be seen below:

Source of Vitamin B12
  • Yeast extract
  • Red meat
  • Fish
  • Dairy products
  • Soybeans
  • Eggs

the egg, source of vitamin b12 and folic acid

Recent studies show that vitamin C and E may reduce the risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. Preeclampsia can cause a rise in blood pressure is very dangerous for the mother and fetus. Although many pregnant women do not experience preeclampsia, it is still very good if pregnant women eat foods rich in vitamin E.

Vitamin C is important to help absorb iron from food is an essential mineral for pregnant women.

Source of Vitamin E
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sprout and large amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables are also rich in vitamin C

So, choose your best food and stay health in your pregnancy session...

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