VeggieBoards banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,854 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I found a great list of all the vitamins we need. I took out all the "meat" stuff, but left in egg/milk products in case there are ovo-lacto vegetarians who want this list.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">And whaddya know! Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are the best for us! The meat industry would never fess up to it, though.<br><br><br><br>
---------<br><br>
FOOD SOURCES OF VITAMINS<br><br><br><br>
A - milk, eggs, butter, yellowfruits & vegetables, dark green fruits & vegetables<br><br><br><br>
C - citrus, cabbage family, chili peppers, berries, melons, asparagus, rose hips<br><br><br><br>
D - milk, eggyolk, sprouted seeds, sunflower seeds<br><br><br><br>
E - cold-pressed oils, eggs, wheat germ, molasses, sweet potatoes, nuts<br><br><br><br>
F - vegetable oils, butter, sunflower seeds<br><br><br><br>
K - green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, safflower oil, blackstrap molasses, cauliflower<br><br><br><br>
Q - pinto beans, legumes, soybeans<br><br><br><br>
T - sesame seeds, raw seeds, butter, eggyolk<br><br><br><br>
V - raw cabbage, saurkraut, leafy vegetables<br><br><br><br>
B1 - brewers yeast, whole grains, blackstrap molasses, brown rice, eggyolk<br><br><br><br>
B2 - brewers yeast, whole grains, legumes, nuts, blackstrap molasses<br><br><br><br>
B3 - brewers yeast, peanuts, milk, rice bran, potatoes<br><br><br><br>
B4 - eggyolks, brewers yeast, wheat germ, soybeans, legumes<br><br><br><br>
B5 - eggyolks, legumes, whole grains, wheat germ, brewers yeast<br><br><br><br>
B6 - whole grains, brewers yeast, blackstrap molasses, wheat germ<br><br><br><br>
B7 - eggyolks, unpolished rice, brewers yeast, legumes, whole grains<br><br><br><br>
B8 - whole grains, citrus fruits, molasses, milk, nuts, vegetables, brewers yeast<br><br><br><br>
B9 - dark-green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, milk<br><br><br><br>
B12 - eggs, cheese, milk, bananas, kelp, peanuts<br><br><br><br>
B13 - root vegetables<br><br><br><br>
B15 - brewer's yeast, brown rice, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds<br><br><br><br>
B17 - whole kernels of apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, plums<br><br><br><br>
PABA - wheat germ, yogurt, molasses, green leafy vegetables<br><br><br><br>
BIOFLAVONOIDS - citrus fruits, fruits, black currants, buckwheat<br><br><br><br>
-------<br><br>
I'm adding a list of proteins, also. For any veg*n newbies that are'nt sure what to eat:<br><br><br><br>
Protein: Wholegrains (e.g. wholewheat flour, bread and pasta, brown rice, oats, rye), nuts (e.g. hazels, cashews, brazils, almonds), seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin), pulses (peas, beans, lentils), soya products (flour, soya milk, tofu, tempeh)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,026 Posts
To add to the Vitamin K list, kiwifruit's a really good source as well.<br><br><br><br>
I've never even heard of Q, T, or V! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by VegAnna</i><br><br><b>I get really confused by this line: B12 - eggs, cheese, milk, bananas, kelp, peanuts</b></div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
i was wondering this myself. i suppose this is a list of what foods contain what vitamins but this doesn't necessarily mean that the vitamins can be extracted by your body?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,854 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Is there a trace amount of B12 in those foods? Or is B12 something that only bodies make?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
177 Posts
B12 is also found in some seaweed. Don't know what that name for it was. BTW the B12 in some of the food is not the B12 we can take into our blood. It will not be used. I haven't heard of B12 in bananas, kelp and peanuts.<br><br>
I think the B12 list is not so good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
That's interesting. I'm sending this onto my mom- she's convinced vegans are unhealthy, underweight waifs who will never get the proper nutrience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
507 Posts
Yes, I know there is B12 in sea vegetables (don't know which, but kelp could be one of them), but it's inactive B12 and actually BLOCKS the absorbtion of the active B12 that we need. So people that try to get it from those plant sources do themselves more bad than good. But I have never even heard of bananas or peanuts containing ANY kind of B12, inactive or active. But a lot of places get that confused, I read somewhere that sprouted walnuts or brazil nuts are excellet sources of B12, silly silly people... *shakes head and sighs*<br><br><br><br>
Except for that new study they have now on a *potential* plant source of active B12, only animal-derived food contains this vitamin. They say it used to be on fruits and vegetables, because it grows in mold, but now that there's so much pollution going on and the water has to be "cleaned" to be used all the B12 from non-animal sources is destroyed. Better that way anyway, I'd rather suffer B12 deficiency than poisoning...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
VegAnna,<br><br><br><br>
B12 deficiency isn't a pretty thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Even as a vegan, you can find ample sources of *active* B12. Yves products, nutritional yeast and soy milk all have active B12.<br><br><br><br>
There are also supplements, but people's ability to absorb it varies greatly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
*****spinach and other green leaf vegetables*****<br><br><br><br>
Others include avocado, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, beets, squash, sweet potatoes, bananas, oranges, beans, sunflower seeds<br><br><br><br>
You also need good levels of iron and vitamin C in your diet to absorb the folate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kristadb</i><br><br><b>Yves products, nutritional yeast and soy milk all have active B12.<br><br></b></div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
What are 'Yves' products? Is nutritional yeast the same type of yeast that is in breads and stuff? If so, VegAnna and I don't eat it, nor do we drink soy milk. I do take a B-12 complex vitamin, will that give you the necessary amount? (thank you, VegAnna. Hehe)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Yves is a brand of vegan and vegetarian foods that is very popular in Canada. They fortify theirs with active B12.<br><br><br><br>
Nutritional yeast is a yellow flake product that tastes like a nutty cheese. It is not the same as baking yeast (the kind you use to make dough). You only need a tbsp or so daily.<br><br><br><br>
Why don't you drink fortified soy milk (if vegan)? It is an easy way for vegan females to get enough calcium, zinc and b12 in their diets.<br><br><br><br>
The b12 complex is probably fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
I drink fortifed rice milk instead. I can't stand soy milk, and it tends to make me rather sick anyway.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the info, by the way!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,260 Posts
Though this thread contains some incorrect information, I think it is of interest. (*bump*) (Old topic does not mean obsolete topic...)
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top