Folic Acid & Calcium

Deeksha Sriram, Sajani Raja, Anushka Limaye

Roles of Nutrients in the Human Body

Folic Acid helps cell growth and division, keeps blood healthy, keeps the central nervous system healthy, and prevents birth defects.

Calcium repairs bones, helps the growing of bones, helps the heart function, helps the nervous system function, and prevents Osteoperosis.

Consequences of Insufficient Levels in Living Things

Symptoms of Folic Acid deficiency include irritation, loss of appetite, impaired circulation, and birth defects in fetuses of pregnant women.

Symptoms of Calcium deficiency include accelerated bone loss, prevention of peak bone mass, brittle bones, and osteoporosis.

Food Sources

Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas, nuts, enriched breads, enriched cereals, and other enriched grain products.

Calcium is found in cheese, milk, yogurt, beans and other dairy products.