365 Ways #130–Ain’t no B12 in lettuce or lipbalm!

#130–Cracks in your lips or on the corners of your mouth are signs of a Vitamin B deficiency. Found in whole, unprocessed foods, the eight B vitamins are all water soluble and the are all depleted by the consumption of too much sugar. Meat is your best source, but they are also found in beans, potatoes, and bananas, to name a few. B12, however, is only found in animal products–making vegans particularly susceptible to a deficiency which results in cognitive defects (spaciness should not be confused with enlightenment) and even megaloblastic anemia.

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