Food is the fuel that runs our bodies and it is extremely important to choose the right kind of fuel to run it. Even though we love our dose of junk food, it should be only consumed once in a while. A well balanced diet must contain a sufficient amount of Vitamin B complexes in it. It is the manner in which we make and then eat the food that is important. The addition of large quantities of oil tends to tamper with the nutritional values of the food.
There are a great number of Vitamin B-Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, B12 and more. Every complex has a definitive function which enables our body to function normally.
So what are the signs and symptoms that will indicate that indicate that a person has Vitamin B deficiencies. These are signs to watch out for and take action immediately before the issues become serious.
- Feeling tired and constantly feeling lethargic
- Heart Palpitations and shortness of breathe
- Pale skin, indicating low red blood cells
- A smooth tongue
- Constipation, along with irrational stomach and digestion related issues
- Vitamin B deficiency can affect the nervous system and causes nerve related problems.
- Vitamin B deficiency also cause muscle and mobility related issues
- It affects your vision
- Causes depression and anxiety
- If an expecting mother has low Vitamin B content in her body it is bound to affect her child. That is the reason as to why doctors prescribe Vitamin B tablets just to be on the safe side and provide that extra nourishment to the fetus.
What causes these problems?
- If you are vegetarian you need to incorporate a good amount of pulses and legumes to your diet and eat the right kind of vegetables.
- Skipping meals will make your stomach lining thinner, thus disabling the stomach acids to function in tandem with the Vitamin B.
- Eating the wrong kind of food-junk food
So what are they wonder foods that can bring about a balance in one’s daily diet and increase the amount of Vitamin B in one’s daily diet.
- Pulses and legumes- Pulses and legumes are an excellent source of vitamin B. It also has a good content of protein in them. Thus for vegetarian, pulses and legumes is a must for every meal. The advantage with these is that they are not seasonal, unlike vegetables and are available throughout the year. Make sure you have the organic foods for the maximum nutritional benefits.
- Meats and sea food- Meat has the highest amount of protein in them. Along with the protein content it is a high source of Vitamin B12. Sea foods, including sea fish is rich in Vitamin B, Even though canned foods are usually not advisable, even canned sea foods, like tuna and salmon will act as substitutes and contain Vitamin B in them.
- Broccoli- Broccoli is largely a winter vegetable and the organic variety in India is usually available during the winter seasons. Broccoli is one of the best sources of Vitamin B. You can cook it or have it is your salad.
- Papaya and Oranges- Oranges are known to be very high is Vitamin C, but they are an excellent source for Vitamin B as well. The properties in the papaya fruit will help digest food in a better way. The Vitamin B, will help break the complex food compounds into simpler easily digestible compounds.
- Okra- Easy available throughout the year, this vegetable is a good source of Vitamin B. For vegetarians who do not consume meat, okra is a good alternative.
- Beet root- This red nutritious food from under the ground is very healthy, it is rich in Vitamin B and Iron. Beet roots help to develop the red blood cells preventing anemia.
- Leafy Greens- All leafy green vegetables are high in Vitamin B. The natural fibers contained within will also aid in flushing out toxins from the system.
No must ensure that you have organically grown and pesticide and GMO free foods. In case it is taxing to eat these foods, the simplest way is to cook up a concoction of green juices, you get the nutritional value of these juices in just a glass.