Unlike most other vitamins, vitamin B12 is not made by plants or animals. Rather, it is made from bacteria. Thus, the argument that vegans can make their own B12 from intestinal bacteria seemingly makes sense. Some nutritionists like Dr. Charles Partito make compelling arguments about the existence of B12 in plants. Of course, the guy is trying to sell you his cleansing products though. The same goes for Dr. Vivian Vetrano who says that B12 coenzymes are readily found in raw plants. She’d like you to join her retreat.
Lacto fermented vegetable pickles are some of the healthiest things you can eat. I’m not talking about the pickles you find in the supermarket which are basically made by putting veggies into vinegar. Real pickles are made with an age-old process called lacto fermentation which not only allows you to preserve foods, but proliferate healthy bacteria.
We’ve been hearing a lot about fermentation recently, and for a good reason. Fermented foods are linked to a slew of health benefits ranging from improving digestion to providing the body with important nutrients.