Did you know that your body requires folic acid (or folate) in order to replace all the cells lining your digestive tract every few days and allof your oxygen-carrying red blood cells every few months?
Folate also helps repair all wounded, aging or damaged cells, helps to keep the cells of your heart and nervous system in top form, and maintains the normal removal of homocysteine (high levels are a marker for increased risk of heart disease).
It turns out one the best foods to supply you with a daily dose of 400 mcg of folic acid is asparagus! This vegetable can be eaten cold in a salad and/or steamed!! Finding ways to include it in your diet would offer your cells a great source of folic acid and accelerate your pathway to becoming a Sustainable High Performer.
Source: world's healthiest food by George Mandler. published 2007.
By Patti Milligan
Director of Nutrition