We all know the basic rules for healthy living: exercise every day, eat healthy food, sleep at least 8 hours, etc… But how many of us actually follow all these rules consistently?
One of the most vulnerable aspects of our fragile bodies is definitely the heart. In order to make sure your cardiovascular system and your heart are “in the right place” health-wise, we recommend you introduce the Folate-based diet. Here’s why.
Why Folate Is Crucial For Your Health
Folic acid is one of the most important B vitamins our bodies need. Folic acid, or Folate, has been proven to be vital when it comes to protecting both men and women from heart disease.
The secret behind this acid is that it prevents the build-up of the substance called homocysteine.
Homocysteine is necessary for your body to build protein, but the tricky part is that it can lead to heart and blood vessel disease if produced in excess.
The recommended daily dose of folic acid is up to 400 micrograms, which equals a few servings of leafy green vegetables or beans.
Some of the healthiest sources of folic acid include:
- Lima beans
- Leafy greens (like spinach)