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Vitamin B3 – Niacin

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 B3 (Niacin)

Important for brain function, a healthy nervous system and sex hormones.

How Vitamin B3 helps

Helps to detoxify the body
Good for digestion
Can ease migraine headaches
Increases circulation and reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol
Good for digestion and healthy skin

Good food sources of Vitamin B3

Wheat bran. Liver. Tuna fish. Turkey. Chicken. Meat. Mackerel. Salmon. Oats. Barley. Wheatflakes. Cheese. Dried fruit. Brown rice. Wheatgerm. Free range eggs.

Enemies:
Food processing. Lost in cooking water unless reused.

Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin B3

Inflammation of the skin. Diarrhea.

People with an increased risk of Vitamin B3 deficiency include

Drinkers
Women on the pill
People on sleeping pills

Recommended daily allowance for Vitamin B3

US RDA: 13-18mg adults; 9-13mg children.
EU RDA: 15-18mg

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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