One of the things I’m trying to do as part of my journey to improve my health is build a better, easier diet plan to follow. Included in this a realization that when we work too hard for too long, we’re burning more vitamins and minerals than we’re taking in. As part of this I’m putting together a vitamin b12 foods list to make it easy to figure out when to need when I need to boost my intake.
Naturally occurring B12 is found in Animal products. For people follow a vegan diet, fortified foods and supplements are your alternative B12 sources.
Vitamin B12 Foods List
Let’s take a look at the different categories of B12 foods that you can consider and include in your meals.
- Milk and Dairy Products
- Fortified Breakfast Cereals
- Animal Liver and Kidneys
- Fortified Nutritional Yeast
- Fortified Nondairy Milk
What about B12 Supplements?
After looking at the Vitamin B12 Foods List above, you may be thinking a lot of options on there don’t work for you. For example, I don’t eat fish. Or maybe you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or just eating an unbalanced diet. Do you B12 supplements help?
Those B12 supplements of 500 mg to 1,000 mg may sound like a quick fix for low energy. Apparently the human body is limited on how much of a B12 supplement it can absorb. B12 is a water soluble vitamin, which means the risk of vitamin toxicity is low (good news), but that also means your body will expel most of the vitamin in the B12 supplement via your urine. (yuck sorry).
Over to you. After looking at the Vitamin B12 Foods List, what are you looking to eat more of?
Hopefully this B12 rich foods list helps you add a bit more energy to your meals. Working hard takes a toll on our bodies and health. Figuring out how to eat better or which supplements we may need to fill the gap can help keep you going in the difficult times.
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