Healthy Foods and Vitamins

The Vitamin Responsible for Weight Gain

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is available in animal products; Such as poultry, eggs, low-fat meat, shrimp, dairy products, and fish rich in fat.

Vitamin B12 contributes to the production of energy and red blood cells, so its deficiency may lead to loss of appetite, which negatively affects the daily intake of calories that the body needs to gain weight.

Among the groups at risk for a deficiency of this vitamin: people who follow a vegetarian diet, people with pernicious anemia, in addition to people who suffer from some digestive system disorders, such as Crohn’s disease.

The vitamin responsible for weight gain

It should be noted that you should consult a doctor before taking vitamin B12 supplements if you suffer from a deficiency of this vitamin.

Vitamin D

Many studies have shown that vitamin D contributes to controlling blood sugar levels and increasing the effectiveness of insulin resistance in the blood in diabetics.

The sun is the main source of vitamin D, in addition to other sources, such as egg yolks, milk products, cod liver oil, and meat. Beef liver, fatty fish, and some types of mushrooms.

Its deficiency may stimulate feelings of hunger and thus consume more calories. People’s vitamin D levels should be checked annually, and a doctor should be consulted before taking nutritional supplements fortified with vitamin D if their levels are low.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 deficiency may lead to an increase in the resting metabolic rate (Resting Energy Expenditure). That is, it increases the rate of burning calories during rest time.

It also reduces appetite and causes weight loss. It is worth noting that this type of vitamin is considered safe for most adults, but it is recommended to consult a doctor before giving its supplements to children.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is one of the vitamins responsible for increasing appetite, and it can be taken as nutritional supplements to contribute to weight gain and the consumption of more calories through overeating, and it is worth noting that it is used to treat anemia.

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Zaheer Ahmad

I am Zaheer Ahmad. Currently I am doing P.hd on Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Sorbonne University. Previously, I have also done masters in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology.

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