New research is pushing for Folic Acid fortification in flour showing the benefits are not just for pregnancy but for everyone.
The study concluded that consuming higher dosages of Folic Acid is not only beneficial during pregnancy, preventing spina bifida and other neural tube defects. But has proved to be beneficial to the health of the general public.
Over 80 countries worldwide fortify their flour with folic acid however the United Kingdom has been reluctant to do so.
Research has suggested we should be taking up to 400mcg of folic acid per day to gain the benefits of this super B Vitamin.