What vegetarians can do to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency

If you’re a vegetarian, you may need to check your Vitamin B12 levels…

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image courtesy: oldwayspt.org
image courtesy: oldwayspt.org

Last year, when I was working for an energy-water MNC, my body clock and food habits took a toll on my B12 levels. I had to get up early morning, brew my cup of coffee, sip it along with a slice of bread and drive to my workplace. I had to spend the entire day in the office which was completely air conditioned with absolutely no way of getting sunlight. During winters, it became such a pain that I developed a neck sprain that turned into a serious B12 deficiency-related bone-joint issue. When I went to a nearby neck & spine clinic, the doctor suggested a blood test and bang! My B12 levels had reduced to less than 70 which are considered “alarming”.  Yes, I am predominantly vegetarian and the doctor asked me to go for a diet rich in B12 along with 6 Vitamin B12 shots! Continue reading What vegetarians can do to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency