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It’s the start of the short British asparagus season today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you can get your hands on it, this delicious vegetable is a great source of folate - which is especially important if you are trying for a baby or in the early weeks of pregnancy. Most know about the role of folic acid in reducing the risk of spina bifida but did you know it can also help reduce the risk of heart defects in babies too? Include plenty of folate in the diet, in addition to taking a 400mcg folic acid supplement.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Delicious simply roasted in the oven in a little olive oil, salt, pepper and some crushed garlic with a squeeze of lemon juice to serve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #britishasparagusseason #asparagus #folicacid #pregnancynutrition #mumtobe #folate ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earlypregnancy #firsttrimester #nomnom #nutritionaltherapist #preconception