STAR NUTRIENT VITAMIN B12
Why the health halo? This dried algae extract is touted as having more nutrients than any other plant, grain or herb. It’s targeted at vegans as a plant source of vitamin B12 that only animal foods otherwise have.
Is the hype justified? On paper, it looks like a good source of vitamin B12 — but it’s not in a form your body can use once digested, so spirulina won’t give you the same benefi ts.
WINNER: BEEF MINCE Just 100g of mince has all your daily needs for B12 in a form your body can use. If you don’t eat meat, look for foods fortified with B12, including breakfast cereal and some soy milks.
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