fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt How to pronounce folate (audio) \

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Finally, Altmann says more than saying no to coffee, pregnant women should consider saying yes to foods that will serve their health and their baby's health such as food high in calcium, omegas, folate and vitamins. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Shamers keep coming for pregnant women’s coffee. Science roasts their reasoning," 4 June 2019 If your homocysteine levels are found to be abnormally high, treatment is also simple and straightforward: folate supplementation. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "Why You Don't Actually Need to Test for MTHFR Gene Variants," 18 Mar. 2019 Spinach is higher in magnesium, iron, and folate, which are important for muscle and tissue health. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Kale Is Actually One of the Healthiest Things You Can Eat," 17 Dec. 2018 Consuming enough folate before and during pregnancy can help reduce a baby's risk of brain and spinal cord defects. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Mango gazpacho is a sweet spin on a classic summer soup," 17 June 2018 Other forms of anemia are connected with deficiencies in folate and vitamin B-12, which are necessary for producing red blood cells, and with genetics, such as the chronic illness sickle cell anemia, the Mayo Clinic says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Reasons You Might Be Feeling Cold All the Time," 16 Oct. 2018 The paper names 12 nutrients key to managing depression and anxiety: folate (vitamin B9), iron, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Mangoes also provide a hefty dose of vitamin A (critical for healthy vision) and folate. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Mango gazpacho is a sweet spin on a classic summer soup," 17 June 2018 Keep your nervous system healthy: Thank the folate and vitamin B6 in cauliflower for that. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "It's Official: Cauliflower Is Just as Good for You as Colorful Veggies," 31 May 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt How to pronounce folate (audio) \

Medical Definition of folate

: folic acid the uptake of folate by the mutantBiological Abstracts also : a salt or ester of folic acid

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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