Can Greens & Beans Prevent Autism?

We all know how important folate is for pregnancy - the RDA for folate nearly doubles for pregnant women. But a new study suggests that getting enough folate BEFORE conception (as well as after) might decrease the risk that your baby will develop autism. The importance of perinatal nutrition doesn't begin at conception!

As I've noted before, synthetic folic acid can be dangerous, so if you're choosing the supplement route, make sure you're getting true folate. Of course, if you want to increase your folate intake naturally, you can always just eat more greens and beans - two of the foods that are richest in this helpful vitamin.

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