Vitamin B complex comprises eight different B vitamins: which includes vitamin B12 and folic acid. Here are a few top facts about vitamin B.
- Vitamin B12 foods are generally all animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, and milk, so it can be tricky for vegetarians and vegans to get enough of this essential vitamin.
- To achieve your B12 recommended daily intake if you don’t eat animal products, you need yeast extract or nutritional yeast. This is a great vegan source of B vitamins and can be used in any dish, from morning toast to salads to pasta to popcorn.
- Folic acid also plays a role in numerous metabolic processes, among them being cell division and growth. Green vegetables, especially leafy vegetables, such as spinach and salads, are solid sources of folic acid.
- Pulses, nuts, sprouts, wheat germs and whole grain products also contain folic acid, as well as liver and eggs. Try this yummy recipe for steamed fish with vegetables.