Vitamin B9, also known as Folate, plays a leading role in producing and repairing damaged cells as well as supporting nerve and immune functions. It is said to prevent both cancer and cognitive decline. Some experts say that in sufficient quantities it can even delay or prevents the onset of grey hair – Something I wish I had known a few years ago so I could have avoided my silver highlights!
An adequate intake of Vitamin B9 is important as it helps the body use it’s amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins (also essential for muscle growth!). It helps the body form blood cells in bone marrow and ensures rapid cell growth in all ages and stages of life. It’s particularly important during pregnancy, too.
8 top foods that contain vitamin B9
- Brussel sprouts
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