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Question: Is it important to take iron and folic acid supplements?can I increase the iron and folic acid levels without medications?

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Answer: It is important for all women to take prenatal supplements for the growth and development of your baby's brain/nervous system.U may even have food rich in iron and folic acid along with the supplements to get better results.They include-Avocado, broccoli, green beans, cabbage,spinach,fenugreek, carrots, yoghurt, cheese, dry fruits, peanut, butter, sunflower , pumpkin seeds,beans, breads, cereals, rice, strawberry, papaya, banana,dates. Have a lot of vitamin c rich food for complete absorption of iron-oranges,tomatoes,lemon.Avoid tea and coffee as they inhibit absorption of iron.
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