Hey MTHFR, Eat Your Folate!

While there are several key nutrients that MTHFRs particularly need in order to be healthy, folate (or vitamin B9) is at the top of the list. As I've discussed in previous articles, it's very important to take a methylated B vitamin or folinic acid supplement and avoid synthetic folic acid sources. However, there is no better way to get folate than through the au natural way of diet.

Below are some of the most folate-rich foods out there to try:

-Leafy greens (kale, spinach, lettuce, collard greens, bok choy)




-Brussels sprouts





-Bell peppers








-Beans (kidney, pinto, garbanzo)

-Nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamia nuts, walnuts)

-Seeds (sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds)

There you have it! I'm a huge proponent of eating your greens (and actually love them, even without dressing). However, even if you despise the stuff, there are plenty of ways to make sure you're getting enough folate in your diet.

What are your favorite folate foods? Do you enjoy leafy greens? Tell us about it!

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