Q I’m 20 weeks preg­nant and have been told my vi­ta­min B12 lev­els are quite low. What should I eat?

Mother & Baby (UK) - - HERE TO HELP -

Ni­cola Bicker, Kent

Vi­ta­min B12 ben­e­fits your mood, en­ergy lev­els, mem­ory, heart, skin, hair, di­ges­tion and more. Like folic acid, it’s also needed to pre­vent neu­ral tube and other neu­ro­log­i­cal de­fects in un­born ba­bies. Low en­ergy is the most com­mon symp­tom of de­fi­ciency. Red meat, es­pe­cially beef, is the best source dur­ing preg­nancy. Or­ganic grass-fed dairy prod­ucts, free-range eggs, wild-caught fish and or­ganic poul­try are valu­able sources, too.

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