Learning more about vitamins and minerals can help you make better decisions, about your nutrition and your helath. Let’s take a look at the B vitamins. They include:
These vitamins are helpful in the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins. Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.
Talk with your doctor about whether you should be taking any of the B vitamins in supplement form, and how you can get more of them in your diet.