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A Good Dose of B Vitamins

Yummy Meal for a Good Dose of B Vitamins

Low levels of vitamin B12 can be associated with certain conditions like digestive problems, some types of anemia, fatigue, weakness, memory loss or other problems with the nervous system.  Low levels are more likely in people over the age of 50.

Some good food sources are:

  • Fish and shellfish
  • Meats
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Fortified cereals

Folic acid (folate) is especially important during periods of rapid cells growth such a during infancy and pregnancy, but it’s also needed to make red blood cells and to help prevent anemia and it may also help prevent changes to DNA that can lead to cancer, according to WebMD.

Good food sources include:

  • Leafy green vegetables, like spinach, broccoli, and lettuce
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Fruits like lemons, bananas, and melons
  • Fortified and enriched products, like some breads, juices, and cereals

To amp up your diet, enjoy a yummy meal of steak, shrimp, and a green salad topped with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.  The carbs are low and the health benefits are great.