A lack of Vitamin B6 can weaken you and make you more susceptible to blood poisoning. Pregnant women should be especially careful to prevent a B6 deficiency, since breast milk is an important source of B6 for young infants (the vitamin has to be added to cow’s or bottled milk).

Main sources of B6 include whole grains and sprouted seeds, whole grain bread, brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, liver (especially beef liver), soybean.

Secondary sources include liver, kidneys and other organs, red meat, fish, cabbage, spinach and other green vegetables, split peas, fresh fruit, milk and cheese, molasses.