8 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need (Page 7)

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and DNA, and is required for proper neurological function. Vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal foods, but is added to fortified foods, such as soymilks and breakfast cereals. A supplement is recommended for vegetarians, especially since the body is less able to absorb B12 as we age.

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