Mussels are high in vitamin B12, a key nutrient that supports nerve and red blood cell health. Boost your intake with more B12-rich picks from Marisa Moore, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Atlanta.
Just 3 oz of sockeye salmon provides twice your daily value of B12. “Flake leftover cold salmon over salad greens for a quick lunch,” Moore says.
Animal products are the richest source of B12, but for vegans, nutritional yeast is a good option, Moore says. Blend it with cashews for a “cheesy” sauce replacement, or sprinkle it on popcorn or vegetables for a hit of umami taste.
Eating B12-fortified cereal can be an easy way to boost your intake. Get even more by pairing it with cow’s milk, another good B12 source
A humble can of chunk light tuna is a cheap , low-calorie way to meet your B12 needs for the day; just 3 oz delivers 100% of your daily value! Go mayo-free by dressing it up with chopping red peppers, onions, herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil, suggests Moore.