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 B6 (Pyridoxine)
Very important for a healthy immune system.
Also, if we don’t get enough B6, we can’t absorb enough vitamin B12.
How Vitamin B6 helps
Helpful with skin and nervous disorders
Eases muscle cramps and PMT
Eases nausea, including morning sickness
Has anti-ageing properties
Protects against cancer
Good food sources of Vitamin B6
Brewer’s yeast. Wheat bran. Wheatgerm. Oats. Mackerel. Sardines. Beef. Poultry. Avocado. Bananas. Brown rice. Dried fruits. Cabbage. Molasses. Free range eggs.
Food processing. Canning. Long storage. Up to 50 per cent lost in juices through boiling, roasting or stewing, so use up all stock!
Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin B6
Anemia. Loss of appetite. Irritability/depression. Nausea. Abdominal pain. Fatigue. Insomnia. Reduced resistance to infection..
People with an increased risk of Vitamin B6 deficiency include
Women on the pill
Recommended daily allowance for Vitamin B6
US RDA: 2mg
EU RDA: 1.6-2mg
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.