Colitis Diet And Folic Acid

In this article, ?colitis diet and folic acid?, you will discover:

* What is folic acid?
* Why is folic acid an important part of the colitis diet?
* How much folic acid needs to be in your colitis diet?

What Is Folic Acid?

Folic acid is the synthetic form of the natural occurring folate which is found in fruit and vegetables.

Folic acid is more easily absorbed and has a greater bioavailability within your body than the naturally occurring folate.

Folic acid can help to protect against abnormalities in unborn babies when taken during the first weeks of pregnancy.

Folic acid deficiency can lead to the development of all types of health conditions and symptoms.

Folic acid can help to protect against certain types of cancer such as:

* Breast Cancer
* Cervix Cancer
* Lung Cancer
* Mouth Cancer
* Oesophagus Cancer
* Rectum Cancer

Why Is Folic Acid An Important Part Of The Colitis Diet?

Folic acid is an important part in the colitis diet and for ulcerative colitis sufferers because it can protect against colon cancer.

Ulcerative colitis sufferers have a higher risk of developing colon cancer than non-sufferers.

Trials have shown that by taking folic acid supplements, the ulcerative colitis suffer can reduce the risk of developing colon cancer by as much as 28 per cent.

Taking folic acid supplements, it's extremely important for those ulcerative colitis sufferers who are taking the drug sulfasalazine, which slows down the absorption of folic acid.

How Much Folic Acid Needs To Be In Your Colitis Diet?

To help protect against colon cancer, it is best to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables which are high in folate within your diet.

It is also a good idea to take 400 mcg of folic acid supplements per day with vitamin B12.

So, to sum up...

If you are an ulcerative colitis suffer, folic acid supplements need to be part of your colitis diet.

By taking folic acid supplements, you will reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

Stewart Hare C.H.Ed Dip NutTh

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By: Stewart Hare