Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Main roles of folate in human body

Orange juice may be considered a good source of natural folate in respect to content and stability during storage. Folate is one of the B group vitamins, naturally found in food, that plays an important role in cell division and the synthesis of amino acids and nucleic acids like DNA.

On average 150 mL of orange juice provide about 32.3 ug of folate. Other good sources of folate include:
*Breakfast cereals with fortification of folic acid
*Wholegrain or brown bread, pasta or brown rice
*Fruit and veges: Spinach, peas, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts,
*Tinned baked beans
*Chick peas

Roles of folate in human body:
*Helps normal psychological function
*Helps the immune system to work normally
*Has a role in the process of cell division
*Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue

Folates play a key role in one‐carbon metabolism, that is, key reactions in the synthesis of proteins with the amino acids methionine, histidine, serine, and glycine, but also DNA with purines and thymidilate or vitamin B5.

It is well established that folates are beneficial in the prevention of neural tube defects and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Main roles of folate in human body

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