Natural sources of folic acid

Spinach leaves
Spinach is rich in folic acid
Dark green vegetables are good sources of folic acid. Be careful not to overcook, as the folic acid content can drop considerably.
The foods rich in folic acid
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Egg yolk
  • Lettuce
  • Liver 
  • Milk
  • Orange
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower seeds
    • Baker's yeast

Folic acid deficiency anemia

Folate is important in the production of red blood cells,
The signs and symptoms of folic acid deficiency 
  • Fatigue, tiredness
  • Feeling weak
  • Sores around the mouth
  • Forgetfulness
  • Being irritable
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
Patients with folic acid deficiency anemia are given folic acid pills to be taken daily. Once folate levels are returned to normal, the body is able to produce enough blood cells to allow the body to function normally again.