Saturday, 10 January 2015

Left Overs and Vitamin Tablets

OK so the mac cheese leftovers from Thursday have seemingly improved with age; the sheese isn't as dominating and I actually enjoyed them. So maybe it matured, or maybe I just got over it. I am not sure.

My VEG 1 vitamin tablets arrived today. I bought them from The Vegan Society site (link here) as both my mother and boyfriend recommended I take supplements. At first I didn't want to as I thought I could manage without, but then I realised that I will have lazy days so better just take them.

I opted for blackcurrant flavour but orange is available too.

Veg 1 Vegan supplement tablets

They contain all the RDA for:
  • Vitamin B2 (1.6mg - 114%)
  • Vitamin B6 (2mg - 143%) 
  • Vitamin B12 (10µg - 400%) 
  • Vitamin D (10µg - 200%)
  • Folic Acid (200µg - 100%)
  • Iodine (150µg - 100%)
  • Selenium (60µg - 109%)
So that's nice. Without these essentials you can become tired and depressed, so better safe than sorry. They are also so cheap (3 month supply for £5.98 - 7p a day) that there is no good reason not to.

However, I have noticed that they do not include iron - which people normally get from meat. Therefore I have to make sure I am eating:
  • Pulses such as beans, lentils and peas 
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit, such as raisins
  • Dark-green vegetables, such as watercress, broccoli and spinach
  • Wholegrains, such as brown rice and brown bread
Taken from NHS website.

After looking into it, I can't figure out why iron is not included - some vegan supplements even say 'iron free' but I don't know why. The research continues!

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