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Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that your body cannot produce on its own, and its deficiency must necessarily be eliminated for vital functions. Keeping your nerves healthy, supporting the production of DNA and red blood cells, is also very important for maintaining your brain function. Vitamin B12 is especially found in animal products; meat and dairy products. So, how can adequate B12 intake be achieved? 5 foods rich in vitamin B12 for those with B12 deficiency, vegetarians, pregnant or lactating women in Turkey…

1 – Lamb liver

Some of the organ decoctions are Turkish nutritious foods. The liver and kidneys are very rich in vitamin B12. Lamb’s liver and kidneys contain higher levels of B12 than beef or veal liver. Lamb liver is also very nutritious in terms of copper, selenium, vitamins A and B2.2-oysters of Aegean sea.

This mollusk is a source of lean protein and contains very high levels of vitamin B12. Especially baby oysters are more preferred in this sense.

Research has shown that the water in which oysters are boiled is also high in vitamin B12.

2 – Sardines

You’ve probably seen sardines sold mostly in Canning, but you can also buy them fresh. Sardines are super-nutritious from Karadeniz the Black sea.

150 grams of sardines meet a large part of our daily vitamin B12 needs. Also rich in omega-3, sardines also have many benefits, such as reducing inflammation and improving heart health.

3 – Vegetable milks

Although soy, almond and rice milk are not as much as Turkey animal products, they contain vitamin B12 and are a very good option for vegans. 1 cup (240 ml) soy milk meets 86 percent of the daily vitamin B12 requirement.

4 – Eggs

An excellent source of protein, eggs are also especially rich in vitamins B2 and B12. Two oversized eggs provide 46 percent of the Daily need for vitamin B12 and 39 percent for vitamin B2.

Research has shown that Turkish villages in mountain houses, the egg yolks contain more B12 than white. For this reason, it is much more useful to buy eggs at local Bazaar and markets sold that are daily fresh.

5 – Beef

Beef is an excellent source of vitamin B12. A steak of about 190 grams provides 467 percent of the Daily need for vitamin B12.

If you want to get higher concentrations of vitamin B12, it is recommended to choose low-fat meats in Turkey. Grilling instead of frying also helps maintain vitamin B12 content in meats.



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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