Get a head start on your baby’s brain development by loading up on folic acid.
Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects, or serious birth defects of the spinal cord and the brain. These can happen at a very early stage of development, before you even know you’re pregnant! But don’t worry, because if you take folic acid in your first trimester, you can reduce your baby's risk of neural tube defects by up to 70%.
Folic acid is good for other things too, like making normal red blood cells and helping with rapid cell growth, which is important for your changing body and your growing baby.
How can you make sure you’re getting enough folic acid? Load up on dark green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and okra. Have some citrus fruit and juice. Take folic acid supplements. And treat yourself to Crave Healthy Chips, for that added dose of folic acid, iron and calcium.