Frailty and vitamin B9 because it is not stored in the body means we should try and eat foods with it at every meal and certainly each day.
What can we do to make sure we do not become old before our time?
As Christians we know that it behooves us to take care of our bodies since, at conversion, God has taken up residence in our mortal frame. If for no other reason that means that caring for the temple is an essential discipline of every Believer.
But, of course, this applies to every single person, because it also means less pain and disability.
It means fewer visits to the doctor, and little or even no chronic medication. Treating Brother Ass kindly has many benefits.
For we are the temple of the living God; I will live in them and move among them…
(2 Cor 6.16)
Let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement of body and spirit… (7.1)
Three of these means you have frailty syndrome; two suggests you are well on your way to losing your strength well before your time.
Researchers have shown that those deficient in any one of these four vitamins will become frail before their time.
Folate is the name of vitamin B9. Because it is water soluble and thus not stored in the body, we absolutely must consume foods with it every day.
Folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements. Researchers continually remind us that because of cofactors, many unknown, it is far more effective when obtained from our food.
It has many extremely important functions in the body, many to do with the brain and spinal cord, fertility and birth defects.
There is a lot of heartache associated with a deficiency of folate. Frailty and vitamin B9 is just one of them.
Most people enjoying a rounded diet get plenty of folate from their food. There is no reason to take it in supplements; but for those who enjoy mainly tea and toast, disability awaits.
Our aim should be to enjoy at least 7 coloured foods every day, and preferably ten or more; it's not difficult. Just a slip of parsley on your scrambled eggs would go a long way to preventing these nasty heartache diseases.
These are some of the foods with high folate levels.
There is one deep confusion that is still not fully understood; even though we seemingly have enough from our diet, yet it is often deficient in the blood.
It probably has to do with absorption from the intestine.
Vitamin B9 is water soluble, meaning it cannot be stored in the body; we must daily enjoy foods that contain it.
It is really not difficult to have some fruit and eggs for breakfast, avocados for lunch and some legumes like green beans or peas for dinner most days.
Eggs Hilton is our update on the famous Italian Florentine dish, with added scallions, spinach and kale, peppers and garlic.
Avocado stuffed with hummus and a squeeze of lemon juice is a great favourite in our house. Together they contribute about a quarter of your needs to prevent frailty and vitamin B9.
4 granadillas (80g - 11mcg)
1/2 cup kale and spinach (8mcg)
1 egg (25mcg)
1 toast (25mcg)
1/2 cup Raw greens (30mcg)
50g hummus (59mcg)
1/2 Avocado (80mcg)
1 slice bread (25mcg)
1 cup potato (48mcg)
1/2 cup kale (8 mcg)
1 cup zucchini squash (36mcg)
Total = 379mcg
Don't forget the new potatoes; they are particularly good for preventing frailty with vitamin B9, and don't cause the surge in blood sugar.
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Frailty and vitamin B9, also known as folate is a condition that simply does not exist in those enjoying a wide variety of coloured foods every day.
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