Whole Food Sources for Vitamins and Nutrients

Whole Food Sources for Vitamins and Nutrients

     What are some of the common whole foods taken for their high vitamin and nutrient content?

1. Brewer’s yeast contains biotin, choline, folic acid, vitamins B1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and

Inositol (which retards hardening of the arteries and helps prevent cataracts, lung and

bladder cancer and improves nerve function). Brewer’s yeast stabilizes blood sugar and

reduces insulin resistance. It also has an abundance of amino acids and minerals. It is a

wonderful source of nutrients.

2. “Green” drinks and capsules are whole food derived both from land and sea that are

excellent sources of vitamins, phytonutrients (the other “factors” in vitamin complexes)

and minerals.

3. Whole rice, unprocessed, contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, E and protein.

Unprocessed means the rice bran (the outer hull) and rice polish (the inner hull), which is

where we find that most nutrients have not been removed. The white rice that we usually

eat is the kernel, a carbohydrate.

4. Buckwheat contains lots of amino acids, plus minerals and vitamin E. The

bioflavonoid Rutin is also present.

5. Spirulina (a blue-green algae) contains about 18 amino acids, minerals, enzymes,

carotinoids and a multitudes of vitamins and anti-oxidants—all whole foods. 

     I suggest checking Google for whole food nutrients for more selections. Your local

health food store should also have suggestions. www.hyperhealth.com and

www.whfoods.com have been invaluable sources of information on various nutrients and


These are taken from the book “Why Grow Old” by E. Ronald Finger, M.D. published in 2010.  For purchase contact: www.fingerandassociates.com, NewYouthMedicalSpa.com or info@fingerandassociates.com.

Phone 800-868-9301.

Author Info

E. Ronald Finger MD