This Wednesday we are sharing an interesting article about one of the biggest myths about veganism - vitamin B12. B12 deficiency is one of the biggest arguments meat-eaters can give you. They say we have to consume meat, because it is the only natural source of this vitamin. But is it really? Many people believe that B12 only comes from animal flesh and animal secretions (i.e. cow’s milk, chicken eggs…), when in fact it is solely bacteria-based. Fungi, animals and plants are incapable of producing B12 on their own and must obtain it from outside sources. B12 is synthesized by bacteria and is therefore found in areas of bacterial growth, namely dirt and soil. Humans have been getting their B12 from the dirt for hundreds of thousands of years by eating plants that still had bits of soil on them. Today, however, we wash our fruits and veggies so well (and understandably so) that we no longer consume dirt or proper levels of B12. That’s where B12 supplements come in. B12 is easily produced through bacterial fermentation and can be safely made into a daily supplement.
The entire article can be found on @peacefuldumpling website: https://goo.gl/ADtMHw