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Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Vitamins, Health & Weight Loss

Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Vitamins play an essential role in diet nutrition and weight control.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Essential for energy and growth.

How Vitamin B2 helps

Provides energy
Good for skin, nails and eyes
Good for mouth, lips and tongue
Combats eye-fatigue
Combines with other substances to process food
Protects against cancer

Good food sources of Vitamin B2

Marmite. Milk. Liver and kidney. Almonds. Hard or Cream cheese. Wheatgerm. Free range eggs. Leafy green vegetables.

Enemies:
Baking. Light. Cooking (so save all vegetable stock).

Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin B2

Cracked skin. Scaly skin on face. Sore mouth. Bloodshot/sore eyes. Chronic fatigue.

People with an increased risk of Vitamin B2 deficiency include

Drinkers
Smokers
Women on the pill

Recommended daily allowance for Vitamin B2

US RDA: 1.7mg
EU RDA: 1.6mg

The Importance of a Balanced Diet

If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.

Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.

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