Eat To Beat The Winter Blues

Vitamin B12

Vegetarians get asked a lot about their B12 consumption. Natural sources are meat derived, but supplements can be taken that are not meat-based.

You need B12 to make red blood cells and nerves. Normal neurological function is compromised if you are lacking in this essential vitamin.

The Washington Post reported:

Low levels of B12 can cause short-term fatigue, slowed reasoning and paranoia, and are associated with depression.”

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 Recommended Daily Allowance: 2.4 mcg per day for adults

Food sources of B12:

  • Rainbow trout (1 fillet): 9 mcg
  • Sockeye salmon (3-oz. fillet): 17.6 mcg
  • Swiss cheese (1 / 8 cup): 4.4 mcg
  • Mozzarella cheese (1 / 8 cup): 3.0 mcg
  • Tuna, in water (3.5-oz. can): 2.5 mcg

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