With all the pressures of modern life, keeping tabs on your diet can prove tricky. It’s certainly easy enough to lose track of whether you’re getting enough of the right vitamins to stay healthy. However, in some cases, your body will send you plenty of warning signs that you’re suffering from a deficiency. And that’s exactly what happens when you don’t get enough vitamin B12. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, then, you may want to up your B12 intake.
It’s no secret that a balanced diet is key to a healthy lifestyle. After all, eating the right food can affect your energy levels, weight and overall sense of wellbeing. According to the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency, a balanced diet means eating “a variety of foods, basing meals on starchy foods and eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day.”
Even with that in mind, though, getting the right quantities of important vitamins and minerals into your diet isn’t as easy as it sounds. And while, for example, vitamin C is in lots of fruit and vegetables – including oranges, strawberries, potatoes and peppers – vitamin D is altogether trickier to consume. In fact, vitamin D is “difficult to get enough of from foods alone,” as dietitian Leah Kleinschrodt told food magazine Cooking Light in August 2018.