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March 22, 2004

Found a Doughnut

While I was slogging away at the office today, a couple of the Milk Factory moms were supposed to come over for a little tea party. go-Daddy-O LOVES drinking tea. And he loves all the good things that go along with tea, such as sugar cookies, butter tarts, brownies...you get the picture. It ends up that both Grace and Thea had to cancel last minute, which means that there's a whole bunch of baked goods just sitting here waiting to be eaten--possibly by someone who was working all day.

So I pull out a jelly doughnut, and put it on a dish on the counter. Mmmmm. My little treat for posting to the blog at a decent hour. And what do I find under the mousepad? go-Daddy-O has clipped an article from the Vancouver Sun titled "Low-carb diets could harm fetuses."

According to the article, bread, pasta, cereal, and orange juice are fortified with folic acid, a nutrient that helps prevent birth defects and childhood cancers. Because half of all pregnancies are unplanned, it is recommended that all women of childbearing age receive 4 micrograms of folic acid every day; however, approximately 1 in 9 adults in North America is on a low-carb diet, which means that many women are not getting this recommended daily dose.

Personally, I don't think I need to worry about my carb intake. That doughnut's fortified, right?!!

Posted by tomi at 08:25 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink

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mmmmmmmm...doughnut! I'm right there with you Tomi!

With this new information, I can honestly say there is NO doubt that I get the recommended daily dose of folic acid!

Posted by: penny | Mar 22, 2004 10:03:38 PM

Git yer stinkin' paws off my doughnuts!!

Posted by: go-Daddy-O | Mar 24, 2004 4:57:38 PM

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