Authen-tip: Don’t Forget your Folate!

It’s important to include folate-rich foods in our daily diet for a variety of reasons. First of all, folate is important for supporting healthy cells, especially our skin cells. It also helps to prevent anemia and supports red blood cell production. If you are feeling depressed, irritable, suffer from insomnia, and experience general or muscular fatigue, it could be a sign that you need to eat more foods with folate. Try including romaine lettuce, spinach, collard greens, lentils, beets, papaya, black beans, and celery in your daily meals. You can also get folate from winter squash, green peas, garbanzo beans, and broccoli.