Things You Need to Know About Vitamin B12

Vitamin b12 is mostly known for its energy boosting effects. So if you are feeling sluggish, lethargic, or drowsy, taking vitamin b12 may help you feel better.

What is vitamin b12?

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.

Source: ods.od.nih.gov

Sources of Vitamin B12

Your body does not make Vitamin B12 so you need to regularly consume foods rich in Vitamin B12. According to Harvard Medical School, here are the top foods with B12:

Clams, 3 ounces: 84 mcg
100% fortified breakfast cereal (check the label), 1 serving: 6
Trout, 3 ounces: 5.4
Salmon, 3 ounces: 4.9
Canned tuna fish, 3 ounces: 2.5
Fortified soy milk, chocolate (check the label): 1.7
Beef, 3 ounces: 1.5
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 6 ounces: 1.3
Swiss cheese, 1 slice: 0.9
Ham, 3 ounces: 0.6
Egg, 1 large: 0.6
Roasted chicken breast, 3 ounces: 0.3

Source: Harvard Med

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