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How important is folic acid for the immune system?

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How important is folic acid for the immune system?

Folic acid is essential for the metabolic processes in the human organism. The body needs folic acid for the cells. Cell division takes place in the bone marrow, and blood cells are formed there. However, these must be constantly renewed. In addition, folic acid is essential for DNA. In order for the embryo to develop properly, folic acid helps in the maturation of a healthy nervous system. A folic acid deficiency therefore primarily affects the blood count.

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Which foods contain folate?

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Which foods contain folate?

Especially good sources of folate are vegetables. Good sources are mainly spinach, tomatoes, legumes and potatoes. In addition, sprouts, wheat gluten and eggs contain a lot of folate. Folates are not only water-soluble, but also sensitive to heat.

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