9 Foods That Contain Niacin

Niacin is a very important compound for the body’s health. It has been shown in research to help reduce the chances of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other ailments, as well as aiding in weight loss. It is also called vitamin B3, which research conducted on mice shows can help people live longer, while keeping them active well into their old age.

The recommended amount to consume is under 3 grams a day, and the following are nine foods that you can eat to help you fulfill that requirement.

1. Chicken

As if you needed another reason to eat it; chicken contains about 19 milligrams of niacin.

2. Turkey

This food might most likely contain the highest levels of niacin of any food on the planet. It contains 119 milligrams of niacin in one breast piece.

3. Tuna

Tuna contains a whole lot of compounds that work and do the same function as niacin. In addition to the 18.8 milligrams of niacin it contains, it contains omega 3 fatty acids, (among others) that also reduce oxidative damage by free radicals, just like niacin does.

4. Peanuts

Peanuts and many other nuts contain niacin, but peanuts contain the most amounts of any other nut (17.6 milligrams in one cup), and it also contains antioxidants that also prevent oxidative damage by free radicals, just like niacin does.

5. Pork

One chop contains about 15.5 milligrams, in addition to the massive amounts of proteins that especially help to build, repair, and keep young and active the body structures of especially the elderly.

6. Liver

A 100 grams of liver contains about 13.2 milligrams of niacin, in addition to vital vitamins that boost the immune system, and perform some of the same functions as niacin.

7. Mushrooms

Mushrooms, especially Portabella mushrooms, are a great source for niacin for vegetarians. It contains about 7.6 milligrams for every cup you eat.

8. Avocados

Avocados are a favourite super food among many nutritionist and this is one of the reasons; the 3.5 milligrams of niacin it contains in addition to the many other nutrients and minerals it has. Make avocados a staple from today.

9. Sunflower seeds

You can sprinkle sunflower seeds on your salads, yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, and many other foods because of the 11.7 milligrams of niacin it contains, in addition to other nutrients.

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