Are we missing out on B Vitamins?
It can be challenging to meet our nutritional needs every day, even with the most nutritious food choices. You may already eat a diet rich in unprocessed whole foods, with plenty of organic produce and fresh vegetables, but still be deficient in important nutrients and vitamins.
One vitamin group, in particular, that’s easy to be deficient in is B Vitamins. This can be particularly true if you follow a grain-free diet such as Ketogenic or Paleo, as whole grains are one of the top food sources of B Vitamins.
An effective way to correct this is to consume foods rich in B Vitamins regularly. Great options include Bee Pollen, Nutritional Yeast (non-fortified) and Organ Meats such as liver, heart and kidney.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let's take a quick look at why B Vitamins are so important for a healthy, vibrant life.
Why B Vitamins are important
There are 13 vitamins that our body needs, 8 of which are found in the B-group. They are the building blocks of a healthy body and play a crucial role in maintaining good health. B Vitamins have a direct impact on our energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. B vitamins help enzymes do their job, from releasing energy from carbohydrates and fat to transporting oxygen and energy-containing nutrients around the body.
In short B vitamins can help
- Convert food into energy (we lack energy without it)
- Support brain function and eyesight
- Boost the immune system
- Aid digestion
- Red blood cell growth and general cell health
- Healthy hormones
Wholefoods rich in B Vitamins
Great options to support healthy levels of B vitamins include Bee Pollen, Nutritional Yeast (non-fortified) and Organ Meats such as liver, heart and kidney.
Bee Pollen is an incredibly unique, biologically active and nutritious product. It is rich in B vitamins as well as provitamin A and vitamin E. It’s also known to contain high concentrations of essential amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients.
It’s easy to incorporate into your life and it’s delicious! Sprinkle on your breakfast, add to a smoothie, a dusting on your fruit or enjoy straight off the spoon.
Two wonderfully nutrient-rich products available now are
Nutritional Yeast (non-fortified)
Nutritional Yeast is an inactive yeast grown on sugar cane and beet molasses. It is then dried and available in flakes or powder. Nutritional Yeast is a rich source of B vitamins (B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-6) and adds a delicious umami savouriness to your meals and snacks. It is delicious with scrambled eggs, hot popcorn, garlic bread, salads, sauces, casseroles, and whatever you can imagine. Unlike most nutritional yeast products, the two products we stock have absolutely no synthetic B vitamin additives.
Popular in traditional wholefood diets, organ meats are an amazingly rich source of nutrients and vitamins. They are considered to be some of the most nutrient-rich foods available. Organ meats are a natural source of Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Selenium and CoQ10.
Our Thankfully Nourished organic, freeze-dried powders are an ideal way to boost your vitamin B intake (as well as other valuable nutrients) in an easy-to-use form.
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Stay thankfully nourished!