Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid
Where can I get my Folate?
Folate can be found in many foods around you. In vegetables, you can find folate in asparagus and dark leafy vegetables like spinach. Folate is present in fruits and fruit juices such as oranges and orange juice. Folate can also be found in nuts such as peanuts, black-eyed peas, and kidney beans. Grains such as whole grains, enriched flour products, and rice contain foliate.
Folate can be found in vegetables such as asparagus
Folate can be commonly found in black-eyed peas.
For those who have a Folate deficiency, there are Folic Acid supplements that are available for them to take.
What happens if I don't have enough Folate?
Folate deficiency is very rare. However, Folate deficiency results in megaloblastic anemia which causes weakeness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, headaches, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. You can detect Folate deficiencies because they cause sores on your tongue and causes the color of your skins, hair, and nails to change. Folate deficiency can cause pregnant women to have premature or low-birth-weight babies, so it is important that everyone gets the amount of folate they need.