Pregnant ladies are advised to eat leafy vegetables and take folic acid pills. Why?
A. Folic acid is the part of the B - complex family of vitamins. Dark green leafy vegetables are a good source of folic acid.
Folic acid is often prescribed for pregnant women because it is essential for the normal development of the brain and spinal cord of the foetus. It also help in protec¬tion against birth defects. It also required for the synthesis of nucleic acids DNA and RNA. Hence pregnant ladies are advised to eat leafy vegetables and take folic acid pills.