Including the right amount of folic acid in your diet will leave your skin looking naturally smooth and beautiful, and we are learning more about the benefits of this B-vitamin every day!
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the children of women who supplement their diets with folic acid before and during pregnancy have a reduced risk of autism, as well as other neural tube defects. Folic acid also encourages cell turnover and DNA production, which will leave your skin looking and feeling soft, smooth, and radiant. It also can reduce your risk of skin diseases like dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) and vitiligo.
It is so easy to include this vitamin in your diet, so why not make it a part of your every day routine? Folic acid is present in its natural form, folate, in green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and beet greens, as well as legumes, asparagus, broccoli, fruits, and whole grains. Most breads, cereals, flours and pastas in the United States are fortified with folic acid, too! Eat a balanced diet and if you are planning to get pregnant then supplement daily with a prenatal vitamin!