Vitamin B deserves some love. This nutrient helps the body make energy from food, improves neurological functions and helps form the red blood cells that are responsible for carrying oxygen to your body’s tissues. Amazing, right?
You might be wondering if you’re getting enough B. Here’s a good start to making sure you are: Stock your pantry and fridge full of whole grain cereals, leafy greens and dairy foods. For whole grains think wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, sorghum, spelt and rye.
Are you a salad fan? Be sure to add dark green leafy vegetables to your mix. Kale, spinach, broccoli, bok choy and mustard are rich in many of the B-vitamins. An added bonus: These foods contain a generous amount of fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium. You really can’t get enough of these foods!
Any cheese fans out there? Studies indicate that those who consume milk and cheese typically have more vitamin B in their bodies.
In a perfect world, you would eat nutrient-rich foods as much as possible for every meal and snack. But life happens, and we need to ensure our nutritional needs are met. USANA offers a host of nutritionals to help give you that extra boost.