Folic acid (Folate)

Cervical dysplasia is a term that refers to the development of abnormal cells in the uterus. It is a precancerous condition that is usually discovered when a woman has her annual PAP exam. Over 800,000 women have hysterectomies every year in the United States. Some professionals believe that the folic acid depletion caused by oral contraceptives is linked to this high incidence of cervical dysplasia and hysterectomies.

Elevated homocysteine is now recognized as one of the most critical independent risk factors to cardiovascular disease. Folic acid is one of the nutrients that are required to break down homocysteine so that it does not build up in the blood & begin to damage the lining of the blood vessels.

Dietary sources of folic acid (folate):

1. Dark green leafy vegetables
2. Liver
3. Organic eggs
4. Fresh squeezed orange juice
5. Brewer’s yeast
6. Baker’s yeast
7. Cantaloupe
8. Beets
9. Brussels sprouts
10. Cabbage
11. Broccoli
12. Cauliflower
13. Beans (kidney, lima)
14. Wheat germ.