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In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I want to talk about B vitamins. B vitamins include vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin B12. B vitamins have many health benefits and can prevent many health problems.

Vitamin B Complex: Vitamin B is essential for healthy skin and eye, liver health, and muscle, mouth and brain function. Vitamin B-complex can help enzymes to chemically react with other substances and produce more energy. B vitamins are important for elderly people, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease. B vitamins work together and deficiency in one can lead to deficiency in another.


Vitamin B1: Vitamin B1 can improve the blood circulation and regulate metabolism. Vitamin B1 is a great antioxidant and can improves the body’s immune system against aging, heart or stomach problems. Vitamin B1 can be found in egg yolks, liver, peanuts, poultry, broccoli, whole grains and wheat. Herbs such as cayenne pepper, chickweed, nettle, parsley, peppermint, yarrow, rose hips and yellow duck contain vitamin B1.

Vitamin B2: Vitamin B2 is good for healthy nail, hair and skin. Vitamin B2 can help with absorption of vitamin B6 and iron and can regulate the metabolism. Deficiencies in vitamin B2 can cause inflammatory disease, light sensitivity, poor digestion and hair loss. Vitamin B2 can be found in meat, milk, spinach, yogurt, broccoli, parsley, peppermint, yellow duck and ginseng.

Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3 can regulate metabolism, lower the level of cholesterol and enhance memory or mental problems. Vitamin B3 can prevent diarrhea, depression, loss of appetite, low blood sugar, inflammation and insomnia. Vitamin B3 can be found in fish, egg, alfalfa, nettle, red clover, yellow duck and chickweed.


Vitamin B5: Vitamin B5 known as “anti-stress vitamin” can treat anxiety, depression, fatigue and headaches. Vitamin B5 can be found in nuts, liver, mushroom, yeast, saltwater fish, vegetables and whole wheat.

Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 can increase the body’s immune system against cancer, prevent kidney stones and reduce the symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Deficiencies in B6 can lead to depression, memory loss, hearing problems, fatigue, inflammatory problems, and dizziness. Vitamin B6 can be found in eggs, meat, spinach, sunflower seeds, chicken, carrot, yeast, broccoli, potatoes, soy bean and cabbage.

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is essential for preventing anemia. Vitamin B12 helps with iron abortion and improves digestive and sleeping disorders. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 can cause drowsiness, memory loss, moodiness and headaches. Vitamin B12 can be found in veggies, nori, soy products, and herbs such as hops, alfalfa and bladder wrack.


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