Top 10 Vitamin E Rich Foods

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which plays a role as an antioxidant in the body. It also helps prevent damage to specific fats that are critical for health. Vitamin E deficiencies are rare, except in infants or in people with fat absorption problems which are common for those who struggle with inflammatory bowel disease. […]


Top 10 Vitamin D Rich Foods

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is different from other vitamins because our bodies can make most of what we need with exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is more than a vitamin in that is acts as a pro-hormone and effects hormone balance and immune regulation of the body. Most foods, unless they are […]


Top 10 Vitamin C Foods

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a role in maintaining the health of the body’s connective tissue as well as acting as an antioxidant. A severe vitamin C deficiency will result in scurvy, a disease resulting from the breakdown of collagen. Scurvy is rarely seen today, as only a very small amount of […]


Top 10 Vitamin B12 Foods

Recent studies show that around 40% of americans are vitamin B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that helps maintain the health of your nerves, brain, and is responsible for creation of your red blood cells. A vitamin B12 deficiency long term results in nerve damage and may even lead to paralysis. Even […]


Top 10 High Folate Foods

Folate is also considered a B-vitamin and is water soluble, but plays a slightly different role from the other B-vitamins in that it doesn’t participate in energy metabolism. Folate primarily helps the body make new cells, specifically by playing a role in copying and synthesizing DNA. It also helps the body utilize vitamin B12 and […]

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Top 10 Vitamin B6 Foods

Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin that plays a role in over 100 different reactions in the body. It is needed to help make amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and hundreds of cellular functions. It can also be used to make niacin (Vitamin B3) from the amino acid tryptophan. Vitamin B6 deficiency […]


Top 10 Vitamin B3 Niacin Foods

Niacin also known as vitamin B3 is a water-soluble vitamin that is a part of the coenzymes that assist with energy metabolism. A niacin deficiency will lead to pellagra, a deadly disease characterized by diarrhea, dementia, dermatitis, poor concentration, anxiety and depression. Pellagra was common in the 1700s when corn from the New World became […]


Top 10 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B2 Rich Foods

Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 is also a water-soluble vitamin involved in energy metabolism. It helps the body utilize the other B-vitamins all of which assist with helping our body use energy from food. It may also help protect cells from oxidative damage. Generally, riboflavin and thiamine deficiencies are seen together. Vitamin B2 Deficiency symptoms include […]


Top 10 (Thiamine) Vitamin B1 Foods

Thiamine also known as vitamin B1, is a water soluble vitamin commonly found in most foods. Like most of the B-vitamins, thiamine plays a role in how our body uses energy from food and is vital for cellular function. Thiamine specifically helps the body convert carbohydrates to energy which is important for metabolism, focus and […]


Top 10 Vitamin B5 Foods (Pantothenic Acid)

Pantothenic acid aka vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin common in most foods. Like the other B-vitamins, it plays a role in energy metabolism acting as a coenzyme to energy-producing chemical reactions. It also plays a role in the synthesis of fat, hormones, and neurotransmitters in the brain. Severe deficiencies in pantothenic acid are extremely […]