While carb-rich foods such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes are important energy providers in the diet, there are also lots of processes that go on in our bodies to help release the energy from food. Many nutrients including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, iodine, B vitamins including thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), B6, B12, biotin and pantothenic acid, all play a role in the production of energy in the body. Some of these such as magnesium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12 and pantothenic acid, also contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Great news then that fish provides a range of these nutrients. For example, all varieties of fish are packed with vitamin B12! Meanwhile, flounder, herring, mackerel and sardines are all a source of riboflavin, niacin and B6.

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