Folate

Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…lower your fat intake, know that you can enjoy them again. Avocados are also rich in 20 nutrients including: * Vitamins B6, C, E and K * Riboflavin * Folate * Copper * Zinc * Magnesium * Choline Plus, they help with the absorption of other nutrients, especially the carotenoids. Healthiest Ways of Eating…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…can lead to heart disease. They also contain glucobrassicin and vitamin K which help to stave off inflammation. Plus, they’re a good source of folate which has been shown to lower blood pressure in women. Given all of these valuable health perks, I’m always interesting in learning new and tasty…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…chance of colon cancer by 30 percent, and stomach cancer by 50 percent. 6. Take B Vitamins: Studies have shown a compelling connection between reduced folate levels in the blood and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Consuming more vitamin B6 is the way to do this and has also been linked to less colorectal…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…conditions, like congestive heart failure, are due to suboptimal levels of vitamins and minerals, such as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and magnesium. * Taking folate reduces birth defects in women of childbearing age. * Low levels of vitamin B12 can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and prostate cancer. * Vitamin…

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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…lowers blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who took more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) had an astonishing 46 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than those getting less then 200 mcg a day. This barely scratches the…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…40 mg of vitamin B6 * 200 mcg of vitamin B12 daily If this doesn’t work (because of the genetic defect), you can consider switching to a methyl folate supplement, such as metafolin, the most highly bioavailable form of folic acid (not to be confused with the diabetes medication Metformin). I normally…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…elevated homocysteine. Only 60 percent of the folic acid you get into your body ends up in the active form called 5-MTHF. This is the only form of folate that your body can use immediately and efficiently and the only form that crosses the blood-brain barrier. I recommend taking 100 mcg of 5-MTHF folic…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

Learn about the benefits of folate for reducing blood pressure in women and for overall heart health. Many people aren't aware that women have a higher hypertension risk than men. This risk is especially high with menopause and high blood pressure. Luckily, folate is a supplement that specifically helps…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

…contains glutathione and other sulfur derivatives that support antioxidant and immunological defense systems. It’s also rich in both vitamin K and folate. Other benefits of asparagus include bolstering antioxidant levels and helping intercept depression, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Now…

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