Jul 14, 2009

10 Facts - Vitamin B12 + Sources

Vitamin B's are vital to our nutrition and health, and beneficial for so many things. There are different B's in the vitamin B family...in this post we'll take a look at Vitamin B-12.

Here are some Vitamin B + B12 facts:


  1. Help promote energy
  2. Support the nervous system
  3. Help in times of stress
  4. Support and improve immune function
  5. Have an influence on the health of most of the organs of the body
  6. Though primarily available in meats, B12 is easily lost in cooking or processing of foods, so unless you eat raw (and not many eat raw meat) and have time to monitor your intake, supplementation is beneficial if not necessary.
  7. Most B-12 sources are animal based.
  8. Aids production of blood cells, red, white and platelets.
  9. B12 and B6 work together to control homocysteine levels, which when elevated may contribute to risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis.
  10. Found in:

  • Organ Meats
  • Liver
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Eggs
  • Whole Milk
  • Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Fish
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Updated 3/21/16

Jul 3, 2009

Are You Having a 4th of July Barbacue?

We have had a few busy weekends, so have a "quiet" one planned for this weekend, except for the usual fireworks that will be set off around our lake every night for the next few nights. They already got started tonight.

I shopped today and have the place pretty well stocked with favorite barbecue foods and salad fixings, so we'll see what the weekend brings. Here are a few recipes that I've posted over the past months...years? that you may enjoy, most of them "sides" to your barbecued meat:

Quick Chicken Meal in Foil Recipe - do on the grill instead of oven

Greek Salad

Fruit Soup

Chili - goes great with a Barbecue!

A friend's "Orange Roughy Soup" Recipe

Salads we had Mother's Day that are Great Any Time!

Simple, Healthy Barley Salad

I don't think I'll be back to blog this weekend, so here's wishing you a wonderful 4th of July weekend, celebrate the things that make America great!

Updated 3/21/16