Eat Healthy, Live Healthy with Vitamin B12 and its Enriched Sources

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Introduction

Cobalamin or vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin present in animal meat and their products. This vitamin helps the body in the formation of DNA, red blood cells and to keep the nervous system healthy.

Vitamin B-12-rich foods

Here are some foods that will provide enough of vitamin B12 to fulfill daily requirement:

Clams

Clams contain 84.1 mcg per 3 ounces. It is the best source of this vitamin. It can be used steamed or raw. These are low in fat, but with a high amount of protein and also a good source of iron.

Beef Liver

Beef liver has a unique taste with a high amount of trace elements, especially Vitamin B12 about 70.7 mcg per 3 ounces, iron, vitamin A, and protein. Beef contains a high amount of cholesterol. So it should not be the only source of vitamin B12.

Salmon

Salmon contains 4.8 mcg per 3 ounces. Salmon does not only contain this vitamin but also provides a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. These unsaturated fatty acids help in preventing heart diseases and other illness like heat stroke. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure and inflammation in the body.

Trout

Trout is the powerhouse of nutritional components. About 3.5 ounce of it provides hundred percent of the daily requirement of vitamin B12. Three ounces of trout provides 3.5 mcg. Trout also provides many other minerals and vitamins, protein.

Milk

A cup (200ml) provides 1.2 mcg of this healthy, important vitamin. Milk is also a good source of vitamin D and calcium that are very important for normal body growth. But try to use low-fat milk or skim milk and its products to save from high energy provided due to fat.


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Vitamin B12 as a water soluble vitamin performs several role in the body such as helping to form and maintain healthy nerve cells, red blood cells, and DNA synthesis. It's the only vitamin that is almost exclusively found in animal foods. Since it is water soluble they are majorly lost during the food processing especially when it comes in contact with water, heat processing and some chemical reactions. Informative!!! Great work

Wow! all the foods I love to eat is in your list. It's good to know they're good for my body! :)

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Thanks for the appreciation. yes, these are delightful foods with much great health benefits. Love to eat them always.

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