Eat More Vitamin B
The B vitamins are essential for healthy nerves, skin, eyes and hair, and for a healthy liver.
1. Eat leafy green vegetables, cantaloupe, asparagus, beets and brewer’s yeast to get enough folic acid.
2. Add enriched whole-grain products, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, leafy green vegetables, Brussels sprouts and grains such as millet to your diet for adequate B-2, or riboflavin.
3. Spike your diet with soy products, yeast and cereals for biotin. Beef liver and clams are also a good source.
4. Eat whole grains, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, oysters and enriched bread for B-1, or thiamine.
5. Feast on chicken, salmon, potatoes and whole-grain products for B-3, or niacin. Peanuts and peanut butter are also good sources of niacin.
6. Eat brown rice, soy products, whole grains, bananas, strawberries, leafy green vegetables, wheat germ and oatmeal for B-6, or pyridoxine. Other sources include broccoli, asparagus, fish, chicken and watermelon.
7. Eat foods of animal origin for B-12, or cobalamin. Vegetarians can get B-12 from fortified products, some fermented soy foods such as miso, and Red Star brand Y3365 yeast.
8. Find pantothenic acid in a wide variety of plant and animal sources, including eggs, avocados, mushrooms, chicken and oranges.