Updated: August 26, 2011

To make it easier for potential moms toidentify good food sources of this B vitamin, the March of Dimes recently created the FolicAcid for a Healthy Pregnancy seal. Packagedgroceries bearing the purple and white label,such as breads, flour, and breakfast cereals,must contain 10 percent of the recommendeddaily intake per serving. (You can get a similar amountthrough fresh foods like spinach, avocados, beans, andpeanuts.) Folic acid may also help prevent heart disease,stroke, some cancers, and anemia.

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