Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Choline

Choline is necessary for certain aspects of brain health, like producing acetylcholine, and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Many people, especially vegans and vegetarians, don't get enough of it.

Choline can be found in various foods. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), high levels of choline are found in chicken liver (3oz; 247mg), eggs (1 large egg with yolk;147mg), beef grass-fed steak (3oz; 55mg), wheat germ (1oz toast; 51mg), milk (8oz; 38mg), and Brussels sprouts (1/2 cup; 32mg). Additionally, vitamin supplements containing choline, for example choline bitartrate and choline chloride, are widely available at affordable costs. The vitamin supplements containing choline are particularly relevant for those who are on plant-based diets.
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