I don’t know about you, but every day life has me tried. Working too hard for too long has us burning more vitamins and minerals than we’re taking in. That’s what I heard from the doctor years ago when I showed up in a completely exhausted state.
One of the things you can do to help improve your health is building a better, easier to follow diet plan. For myself, when I stopped for a minute to reflect on where I was, I realized that I was not taking in nearly enough vitamin B12 along with a few other nutrients to keep myself going.
One quick note before continuing. I’m not a doctor or medical professional. I’m sharing what’s working for me based on my research to help you figure out what to consider next. Check with your favorite medical professional to help you decide what works best for you.
14 Vitamin B12 food sources to consider
Naturally occurring B12 is found in animal and seafood products, with certain sources being higher in the vitamin than others. For people who follow a vegan diet, fortified foods and supplements are alternative B12 sources.
Let’s take a look at the different categories of B12 foods that you can consider adding to your diet and meals.
- Milk and Dairy Products
- Fortified Breakfast Cereals
- Animal Liver and Kidneys
- Fortified Nutritional Yeast
- Fortified Nondairy Milk
What about B12 Supplements?
Did you look at the Vitamin B12 Foods List above and think a lot of the options don’t work for you? I don’t eat fish.
Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Or are you simply eating an unbalanced diet because of you’re super busy?
Do B12 supplements help fill the gap?
The B12 supplements of 500 mg to 1,000 mg sound like a quick fix for low energy. A huge boost into a small pill.
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).
Wrapping up. After looking at the Vitamin B12 Foods List, what are you thinking about adding to your diet?
Hopefully the B12 rich foods list helps you find ways to add more energy into your diet. Working hard takes a toll on our health and bodies. Figuring out how to eat better or taking supplements helps us keep going during busy times.
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