Lockology Hair This! (Especially for the Ladies)

Lockology Hair This! (Especially for the Ladies)

Lockology Hair This! (Especially for the Ladies)

Folic acid (folate), a B vitamin is usually our more our focus during preganancy as it is important in the development of the fetus. Though it is best known for preventing spinal and neurological birth defects in our little ones, Folic acid is also beneficial for healthy hair growth.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Folic acid helps all of your tissues grow and various cells work. These tissues include skin, hair, nails and organs. It also helps prevent birth defects such as anencephaly and spina bifida as well as anemia.

Along with other vitamins, such as vitamins C and B-12, Folic acid helps your body create, breakdown and use proteins as well as it helps form red blood cells and produce DNA. Folic acid is also used to treat menstrual problems so ladies make this a priority in your diet.

Some folate rich foods include beans (black beans, kidney beans etc), dark green leafy vegetables (callaloo, spinach, mustard, bak choy), cereals and bread and citrus juices as well as animal livers (if thats your thing : P ). The key to getting the most folate from your beans and vegetables is to not overcook them.


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