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Could I get enough folic acid through food alone?

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Dr. David Kline
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possible

It is certainly possible to get enough from diet alone since all cereals and most bakery products are folate (folic acid) fortified.
However, you would have to eat a fair amount of these products. The rda might be satisfied, but folate (folic acid) has been shown to be good for the heart as well as being important especially for women of childbearing age. Supplements are likely a better source.

In brief: Possible

It is certainly possible to get enough from diet alone since all cereals and most bakery products are folate (folic acid) fortified.
However, you would have to eat a fair amount of these products. The rda might be satisfied, but folate (folic acid) has been shown to be good for the heart as well as being important especially for women of childbearing age. Supplements are likely a better source.
Dr. David Kline
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But you need to eat lots of unprocessed fruits and vegetables everyday.

In brief: Yes

But you need to eat lots of unprocessed fruits and vegetables everyday.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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