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"People eating whole foods get what they need. It’s a really delicate dance that goes on in everybody’s body, but if you eat correctly, don’t worry."

Sue Petersen, clinical nutritionist

If you’ve ever read the side of your cereal box, you’ve probably noticed folic acid listed on the nutrition label. If you looked closely, you’d notice anywhere from 50% to 100% of your daily value is covered in one serving.

But if you’re like most people, you didn’t give it a second thought because, in reality, most people don’t know what folic acid and folate are—or that they’re actually different from each other, and they’re both important to your health.

January 4-10: National Folic Acid Awareness Week