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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,044
2/6/12 11:46 A

You can drink milk or eat yogurt to get B12
Shellfish LIKE SHRIMP & POULTRY & RED MEAT is another source for B12
No red meat eat grains to get B-12
You can eat eggs to get B12.
Eating fortified cereal can give you the B12 you need

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2/6/12 10:18 A

Also, sometimes the reported units of measurement are different.

2/6/12 8:00 A

If you're vegan (and eat no animal products) it's a good idea and really easy to take a B12 supplement. If you're not vegan and do consume animal products it's very unlikely that you''re deficient.

Veggie love in action:

"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."

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2/5/12 9:21 P

I agree that you may be getting more than you think, but anyways- it is found in animal products like beef, fish, poultry, eggs etc. Cereals are also usually fortified with it.

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2/5/12 8:22 P

I use coconut milk, instead of regular milk; the brand I use (So Delicious) is fortified with B12 (one cup has half the B12 RDA for a 2,000 calorie diet).

TERZA_RIMA Posts: 296
2/5/12 3:30 P

you're probably not as under as you think, especially if you're not a vegetarian. B12 is usually not included in a food's nutrition facts, so you may be getting more of it than is reflected in the tracker.

Here's a really helpful site; scroll down about 3/4 of the way down the page to get a nice chart based on nutrient density:

nutritional yeast and yeast extracts like vegemite or marmite are good vegetarian sources of b vitamins

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,584
2/5/12 3:17 P

Most foods in the database don't have their B12 content listed, so you're probably getting a lot more than you think you are.

You can use this link to sort the foods in the NutritionData database by nutrients, portion size etc.

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2/5/12 2:44 P

I have been tracking my B12 intake, and I am nearly always under. Does anyone have any quick and easy ways I can up my Vitamin B intake that is not a diet suppliment?

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