Study title and authors:
Vitamin B12 status and rate of brain volume loss in community-dwelling elderly
This study can be accessed at: http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/71/11/826
The study discovered that going on a vegan could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage because of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system.
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Recipe of the day
Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bites
1 small bunch of dark greens, such as kale, Swiss chard, beet greens or spinach
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Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Slice the greens into thin strips (if using kale, removed the stems). Sauté in oil or butter over medium heat for several minutes, then add the crumbled sausage.
Continue to sauté until sausage is basically cooked, then turn off heat.
Whisk the eggs then stir in the parsley, kale and sausage.
Pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Bake 20-25 minutes.
Let cool slightly before cutting into squares.