Vitamin B Rich Foods
Do you get enough Vitamin B?
The B Vitamins are vital to human health. Luckily for us most people can get all the B Vitamins they need by eating the right foods. Here you will find how to get those B Vitamins into your daily diet. Vegetarians and Vegans need to take especial care to make sure they are getting an adequate amount of these essential nutrients since many B rich foods are meats.
There are many B Vitamins.
Whats with all those numbers?
There are quite a few Vitamins in the B Vitamin family. Some of these go by a second name as well. There were once more B vitamins, but scientists have found that those were able to be produced by the human body, and as such cannot be considered a Vitamin. This accounts for the irregularity of the B Vitamins numbering.
Here are the B Vitamins and the name by which they are also known:
- B1 - thiamine
- B2 - riboflavin
- B3 - niacin
- B5 - pantothenic acid
- B6 - pyridoxine
- B7 - biotin
- B9 - folic acid
- B12 - cyanocobalamin
The best foods for B Vitamins.
One of the best sources for several of the B Vitamins is liver. Personally I can't stand to eat liver, but if you like liver than you're in luck. I will be getting my B Vitamins from these other sources.
- unprocessed whole grains
- lentil beans
- Nutritional and Brewer's Yeasts
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Food vs. Supplement
For the most part it is easy to get all the B Vitamins you need from the food you eat, but there are some who need to or chose to supplement. While supplementation is good for those who have a medical condition, eg. MTHFR, or women who are planning to become or are currently pregnant, there still is so much that science cannot yet bottle up. A good example of this in the realm of the B Vitamins is that of the lowering of the Pancreatic Cancer risks for those who get enough B Vitamins from food -- supplementation is not effective in lowering this risk.
How do you get the majority of your B Vitamins?