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Old 03-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any ideas for cheap sources of B and E - like from food, not having to buy vitamins too? many thanks
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For the B vitamins, look for nutritional yeast. It is sold from the bins at Whole Foods (and I'm sure a lot of other health food stores) and it's also on supermarket shelves (check the nutrition and health foods areas of the supermaket). It's flaky, and a bit cheesy-tasting. I love it on popcorn and in pancakes - it does make them taste like they have parmesan seasoning.

If you see the 'Premium' variety of Bragg Nutritional Yeast, choose that. 1 tbsp has 1 gram fiber, 3 grams protein, and lots of iron and B vitamins, zinc and selenium. 1 tbsp alone gives you 140% of the daily value for B6. It's so high in those vitamins because it's fortified.

It's not cheap, however. You don't need much (a tbsp) so that makes it a good source. But the non-premium from a bin would be cheaper.

Look on the supermarket shelf for cereals that are rich in B vitamins - there are many choices there. Breakfast cereals are kind of expensive, too, so look for sales and check the serving sizes on the box.

For vitamin E, egg yolk is a source, also flaxseed oil. Check the oils on the supermarket shelf and see which are good sources - some are fortified with vitamin E and some are good sources alone. Read the nutrition information to choose the best. Same with spreadable tub margarines.

Breakfast cereals are good because they are often fortified with vitamin E. Look for that information.

Vegetables have vitamin E. Spinach, greens, squash, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers. Nuts and seeds are good sources, too.

Are you a vegetarian? Chicken and fish are good sources of vitamin E if you are not vegetarian.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks so much Kathy for such a full reply! interesting about chicken and fish. I love salmon when I can get it. And thanks for the lead about nuts, I found the coolest thing for Vitamin E: sunflower seeds! They're good and cheap and 1/2 c gives you all you need for the day.

And your powder works great in OJ. Any more ideas/insights/sources of inexpensive B vitamins would be really helpful. Thanks again.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There are many foods which highly rich with both vitamin.Best and cheap source for vitamin B are meal products, wheat and rice . And for vitamin E fish, nuts and sunflower seeds are the best .
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There are a lot foods that contains Vitamin E such as tofu, broccoli, avocado, shrimps and nuts. As for Vitamin B, there are a lot of Bs so what do you really want to have?

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For Vitamin B you can eat Graphs, mango, orange, pineapple, watermelon, beans, soy beans, in non veg chicken, eggs, cow milk, beef

for vitamin E papaya, guava, pomegranate, avocado, beans, and eggs
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For the B vitamins, look for nutritional yeast. It is sold from the bins at Whole Foods (and I'm sure a lot of other health food stores) and it's also on supermarket shelves (check the nutrition and health foods areas of the supermaket). It's flaky, and a bit cheesy-tasting. I love it on popcorn and in pancakes - it does make them taste like they have parmesan seasoning.

If you see the 'Premium' variety of Bragg Nutritional Yeast, choose that. 1 tbsp has 1 gram fiber, 3 grams protein, and lots of iron and B vitamins, zinc and selenium. 1 tbsp alone gives you 140% of the daily value for B6. It's so high in those vitamins because it's fortified.

It's not cheap, however. You don't need much (a tbsp) so that makes it a good source. But the non-premium from a bin would be cheaper.

Look on the supermarket shelf for cereals that are rich in B vitamins - there are many choices there. Breakfast cereals are kind of expensive, too, so look for sales and check the serving sizes on the box.

For vitamin E, egg yolk is a source, also flaxseed oil. Check the oils on the supermarket shelf and see which are good sources - some are fortified with vitamin E and some are good sources alone. Read the nutrition information to choose the best. Same with spreadable tub margarines.

Breakfast cereals are good because they are often fortified with vitamin E. Look for that information.

Vegetables have vitamin E. Spinach, greens, squash, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers. Nuts and seeds are good sources, too.

Are you a vegetarian? Chicken and fish are good sources of vitamin E if you are not vegetarian.
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