Talk about mixed messages. Vitamin B9, (aka, folic acid or folate) has been atop the "Bipolar News Nielsens" for the past two weeks. And it's all because of a silly scare about formaldehyde. I'll explain this later, but first, take a look at these headlines!
There are SO many stories about avocados (let's call this phenomenon "Avogadro's Number of Avocados") because they are rich in folic acid, which is either good for you, bad for you, or neither, depending on what you read. Good luck sorting this out.
- Women with the faulty ‘Angelina Jolie’ breast cancer gene should cut back on trendy avocado breakfasts to lower their risk. (Daily Mail) (8/17)