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B12 matters, and not just for vegans.

B12 matters, and not just for vegans.

Vitamin B 12 deficiency has links to an array of health problems, and many Americans fall short on this critical vitamin. Vegans are probably pretty familiar with vitamin B12. It’s the only vitamin that you can’t get from unfortified plant-based sources, so if you’re eating a vegan diet, you most likely are either eating B 12 fortified foods or taking a supplement. For vegetarians and omnivores, though, B12 might not be a vitamin you think about on a regular basis. As you’ll see in the graphic below, animal products contain vitamin B12, and you can also get it through supplements. The only source the graphic below misses is fortified foods. From nutritional yeast to fortified vegan milks and cereals, there are lots of ways to get B12 into your diet without eating animal foods, if that’s your goal. Related Reading: The Weekend Vegan Challenge B12 is a hot button issue in th...

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