B9 worried

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HI, I had a blood test back yesterday and the doctor said I was low on folic acid and told me to take folic acid 5mg for the next 4months - he also asked me about my diet ... I never eat greens never (hate them ) but I can't stop panicking over this ?? Any advice please ?

Worried sick!!

Anyo

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    So low on folic acid...qhat about b12 you don't mention that. And do you eat meat and dairy?

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    Well I wouldn't be too worried if he thinks it is down to bad diet. That can be sorted. Not sure why folate would be down and not b12. We need our maye Clive to chip in on this.

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    The fact that you don't eat greena is probably the main reason why you are Folate deficient.

    Rich sources of folate (apart from leafy green vegeables) include soybeans, beef liver, brewer's yeast, root vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, white beans, salmon, orange juice, avocado, and milk. In addition some breakfast cereals are now "fortified" with folic acid.

    Don't panic - take the tablets as prescribed by your doctor

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