Foods That Contain Vitamin B17

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There is no such vitamin as vitamin B17, but vitamins and minerals are an important part of the foundation of good health. Learn about the confusion surrounding vitamin B17 with help from a certified sports performance nutrition adviser in this free video on nutrition and eating healthy.

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Hi, I'm Ashleigh Gass, strength and conditioning specialist with brilliantathlete.com. Vitamins and minerals play so many roles in our body, it's impossible to list them all. But vitamins and minerals really form part of the foundation of good health. They help all of our cells regenerate. When cells regenerate properly, they help with our skeletal system, our muscular system, and how our brain functions. Now, there's no such thing as vitamin B17, but you might be looking at vitamin B12. Different food sources of vitamin B12 are actually...come mostly from animal tissues such as eggs, fish, chicken, beef, et cetera. Now, for vegetarians, this is going to be a bit of a challenge because when someone turns to a vegetarian lifestyle, very often symptoms of fatigue and lethargy can be close behind. So if you are going more to a vegetarian lifestyle, make sure that you include a lot of green, leafy vegetables and good sources of grains like quinoa so that you're not cutting out or really exposing yourself to vitamin B12 deficiency, which, again, is a lot more common in vegetarians than in meat eaters. So vitamins and minerals are critical to your overall health, and you will get vitamins and minerals in your diet from eating more fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and a variety of grains and legumes like lentils. For more information, you can contact me directly at brilliantathlete.com.

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