A 30-year-old member asked:
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can i get enough folic acid through fortified food alone?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
40 years experience General Practice
Probably not: Women specifically need lots of it through their reproductive years, and probably won't get enough through fortified food alone. A diverse nutrient rich diet is essential to good health.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts.
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Leafy greens: Folic acid is coming from 'foliage' so think greens, lettuces, etc.

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