Vitamin B is key for energy, mental clarity and a happy, optimistic mood. And yet, Vitamin B deficiencies are common, for all ages. The symptoms of a Vitamin B deficiency are numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, lethargy, anxiety, depression, shortness of breath, pale skin and even an irregular heartbeat.
To remedy this, your doctor may tell you to eat organ meats or fish, but what if you’re a vegetarian?
There are many healthy ways for vegans and vegetarians to get plenty of Vitamin B. One is to eat (or drink) dark, leafy greens, such as spinach, parsley, kale and the green tops of beets and chard. Another is Brewer’s yeast, which has a savory, pleasant taste, and in fact, is often used as a seasoning in vegetarian food. Seaweed, eggs and mushrooms are all excellent sources. Blue-green algae, found in supplements both fresh and frozen, has one of the highest levels of absorbable Vitamin B.
Vitamin B doesn’t hold up well in cooking, which is why drinking your green juice and adding the Brewer’s yeast to salads and smoothies means your body will absorb exactly what you need. Taking digestive enzymes with your meals, or a tbs. of ACV, also increases vitamin absorption.
How do you get your daily dose of Vitamin B? I’d love to hear your questions, comments and feedback!