Knowing what foods to eat will generally help a caretaker to help their clients maintain a healthy B12 level in their system. Since there are many animal products that contain B12, those of your clients that eat meat, seafood, poultry and dairy products can ordinarily get their B12 Vitamins naturally.
Unfortunately, as I have stipulated in past postings, vegans don’t eat these types of food products. Vegetarians rarely eat animal products. This means that they are limited on natural B12 Vitamins. The good thing is that there are fortified cereals on the market that can help these special eaters get the vitamins that their bodies require.
I would now like to begin to take a look at the various foods that contain B12. Let’s begin with shellfish.
For your clients that are not allergic to shellfish, this is a sure way to provide them with B12 rich nutrients. The richest source of B12 coming from shellfish is a 3-ounce serving of steamed clams. This small portion contains over 1,000 times the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of this important vitamin.
Mussels, oysters and crabmeat are also rich in Vitamin B12. It is quite important, however that you prepare farmed shellfish when possible because there is less risk of potential contamination according to The Daily Green. All these small details help you once again prove to your clients that With Age Comes Respect.