FolateFFolateFolateEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of folate in the body.</p><p></p><p>Folate is another name for vitamin B9. It keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy and reduces the risk of some birth defects such as spina bifida.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-4_illustration_food_folate.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Folate, also known as folic acid, is mostly found in grain products, green leafy vegetables, peas and orange juice. </li> <li>Women of childbearing age need a supplement of 400 µg folic acid each day in addition to the folate found in a healthy diet.</li> <li>Pregnant women need to take a multivitamin containing 400 - 1000 µg of folic acid.</li></ul>
FolateFFolateFolateFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez le rôle du folate dans le corps.</p><p>Le folate est un autre nom de la vitamine B9. Il aide à conserver le cœur et les vaisseaux sanguins en bonne santé et réduit les risques d’anomalies congénitales comme le spina-bifida.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-4_illustration_food_folate_FR.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le folate, aussi connu comme acide folique, se retrouve principalement dans les produits céréaliers, les légumes verts et feuillus, les pois et le jus d’orange.</li> <li>Les femmes en âge de procréer doivent prendre un supplément de 400 µg d’acide folique chaque jour en plus du folate qu’elles trouvent en pratiquant une saine alimentation.</li> <li>Les femmes enceintes doivent prendre une multivitamine contenant de 400 à 1 000 µg d’acide folique.</li></ul>

 

 

Folate1449.00000000000FolateFolateFEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of folate in the body.</p><p></p><p>Folate is another name for vitamin B9. It keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy and reduces the risk of some birth defects such as spina bifida.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-4_illustration_food_folate.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Folate, also known as folic acid, is mostly found in grain products, green leafy vegetables, peas and orange juice. </li> <li>Women of childbearing age need a supplement of 400 µg folic acid each day in addition to the folate found in a healthy diet.</li> <li>Pregnant women need to take a multivitamin containing 400 - 1000 µg of folic acid.</li></ul><h2>Supplements</h2><ul><li>Women of childbearing age need a supplement of 400 µg (0.4mg) folic acid each day in addition to the amount of folate found in a healthy diet. </li><li>Pregnant women should take a multivitamin containing 400-1000 µg of folic acid and iron.</li><li>Speak to your doctor about the level of folic acid that is appropriate for you in pregnancy if:</li><ul><li>you have a family history of or a previous pregnancy affected by an open neural tube defect (for example spina bifida or anencephaly) </li><li>you are on certain medications, including anti-seizure medications.</li></ul></ul><p> <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_micronutrients_pdf.pdf" target="_blank">Print-Friendly Version</a><br></p>Folate

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