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18 August 2015

Vegetarians and vitamin B6

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by Gaby Smith - 6 Comments
Vegetarians and vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 has been known to help the body metabolize proteins and red blood cells, apart from this, they also play

a very big role in boosting your immune system. This is mainly done by maintaining the blood sugar levels while also helping you maintain a young and unblemished skin. However, this vegan vitamin may require you to look a little deeper as most of the common sources for B6 are animals and animal products such as meat and fish.

For a vegan there is no need to fret as you can also get this body nourishing vegan vitamin without having to look far. This article will reveal some of the basic foods that you should include in your meals to get vitamin B6. Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, instead of taking a cup of coffee and rushing out, make time to have a bowl of cereal. Fortifies cereals are known to have very high amounts of this vegan vitamins they are made from natural products. This list also includes any other whole grain foods such as bran, whole wheat bread, you should there assure that you make one of these food one your every day foods.

If you miss your breakfast you can also get some B6 on your lunch break, here you can eats full grain brown rice and also potatoes which are also a rich source. Nuts and seeds are also another class of food that where you will find this vitamin in plenty. Peanuts, sunflower seeds, cashews and also hazelnuts are some of the foods that you can have a snack to get vitamin B6. Finally, for your dinner beans and legumes will also give an ample source of this great vitamin. From lentils, soybean chick peas, to kidney beans, prepare them to your liking and any of this will give you B6 rich nutrients.

With only a single serving of any of the foods mentioned above, you will be a well away from suffering from a B6 deficiency and at the same time you won’t have to betray your vegan values to stay nourished. Although as seen B6 can be found in your day to day foods, you can also take it as a food supplement and get the same nutritional value.

Gaby Smith

Gaby Smith

Gaby, a practicing nomad, has been an entertainment buff for decades. She has published articles in US Weekly and is a member of several of lifestyle blogs including Jaribo. She currently lives in Rumford, Maine, with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

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6 Comments

  1. Toby McIntyre says:

    This is a great short article about what we can eat as vegans and get our Vitamin B6 too. But it isn’t the most comprehensive list of food. Here’s a few other food that you can eat to get your B6. Carrot Juice, Bananas, Soybeans, Pistachios, Lentils, and Avocados are a good source too.

  2. Jerome Carver says:

    Question from a non vegan. but seriously thinking about making the change. Is it ok to use food supplements and vitamin pills to get the vitamins you need?

  3. Linda Voss says:

    Wow never thought that Vegan’s would have to worry about vitamins and all that.

  4. Carlos Hugo says:

    Toby- I’m happy to see that you are not trying to force feed me with veganism. I’ve met some vegans who get hostile and start lecturing about the food I eat. Please stop that.

  5. Toby McIntyre says:

    I think being a Vegan is one of the best choices I made for may life. I do know many people who have a hard time with this way of living and let live.

  6. Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin playing an important role in cell metabolism. B12 consists of a small group of compounds called the cobalamins and is important for healthy blood and growth, child development, and also helps to keep the eyes, brain and nervous system functioning normally.

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