(This is my last article for 2020. I'll be back in 2021)

In the previous article, I mentioned that turkey gives us a lot of protein. But, there’s more to this amazing meat than protein. Turkey meat is a rich source of B vitamins, including B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin.) Two thick slices of turkey (84 grams) gives us 61% of the DV for vitamin B3, 49% for vitamin B6, and 29% for vitamin B12. These B vitamins offer many health benefits.

Vitamin B3 or niacin provides efficient energy production and cell communication. Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine supports amino acid formation and helps produce neurotransmitters. Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is vital for DNA productions and the formation of red blood cells.
Furthermore, turkey is a good source of folate and vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin.)

Now, as I stated in the first article, I feel contented after eating turkey. Perhaps, it has a lot to do with the pyridoxine that turkey provides. So, let’s be clear. Eating turkey everyday might not be the way to go in getting one’s B Vitamins, especially since it’s not available all the time. I certainly wouldn’t want to rely on canned turkey meat or processed turkey like they serve in school cafeterias!

Let’s get real! Just about everyone I know lives a busy lifestyle and with it comes worrying about this or that and especially about one’s health, wouldn’t it be a smart idea to take a Vitamin B Complex supplement? One that I use and recommend is an organic super B Complex from Pure Synergy. Here’s the link: /www.iherb.com/pr/Pure-Synergy-Organic-Super-B-Complex-60-Tablets/45652 Be sure to use this coupon code, BER298, to save money during checkout.

Not only is turkey a wonderful source of vitamins, but also it is a rich source of minerals. Turkey is loaded with selenium, zinc, and phosphorus. Selenium helps your body produce thyroid hormones, which regulate your metabolism and growth rate. Zinc is an essential mineral needed for many different bodily processes, such as gene expression, protein synthesis, and enzyme reactions. And, finally, phosphorus is vital to bone health. In addition, turkey provides small amounts of magnesium and potassium.
So, when it comes to turkey day, my advice eat what you can!

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Author's Bio: 

Kelley Curl is the author of, “My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.”