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Do you have a smooth tongue that is painful and sore?

You may be deficient in FOLIC ACID

What is folic acid?

Folic acid is a B vitamin that is an essential nutrient for proper growth and development. It may reduce a woman’s risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect (NTD) when consumed before conception and during the early weeks of pregnancy. 

It is estimated that 88 per cent of all North Americans suffer from a folic acid deficiency.

What is folate?
Folate is another form of the B vitamin folic acid that occurs naturally in food.
What is the difference between folic acid and folate?
There are two important differences between folic acid and folate:
  1. Where they are found. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is used in supplements and fortified foods. Folate is found naturally in foods, such as beans and other legumes, leafy green vegetables and orange juice.
  2. How the body uses them. While the body almost completely uses synthetic folic acid, it only partially uses natural folate
How can I get enough folic acid?
You should eat a healthy diet that includes foods high in folic acid, such as enriched grain products (including certain breakfast cereals), beans and other legumes, leafy green vegetables, and orange juice.
Who should take folic acid supplements?
At least half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned or incorrectly timed, and neural tube defects (NTDs) occur before most women know they are pregnant. For this reason, you should consume foods that are rich in Folic acid if you are:
In your reproductive years
Capable of becoming pregnant
Sexually active

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