September 2016

Published 07/11/2016

VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin).

Vitamin B2 has many important functions in our body, helping us to maintain good health. Vitamin B2 is required by the body to use Oxygen, and in the metabolism of many foods. It helps with red blood formation, antibody production, cell respiration and growth. Many haemocritosis sufferers need this vitamin as it helps with the absorption of iron and Vitamin B6. This vitamin has been known to assist with reducing the frequency of Migraine headaches. Used to reduce the Homocysteine levels, it may help in preventing stroke and heart attacks.

Not enough is known about the importance of Vitamin B2, it is a poor cousin to the well known Vitamin C. A deficiency of Vitamin B2 causes cracks and sore at the corners of the mouth, inflammation of the mouth and tongue, burning feet, lack of red blood cells and Insomnia.

Foods containing high levels of Vitamin B2 are Lamb’s Liver, Parsley, Soya Beans, almonds, Lean Beef, Wheat bran, Mackerel, Yeast Extract.

Other natural Sources are Apples, apricots, asparagus, bamboo shoots, broccoli ,buckwheat, eggs, Chia seeds, chaga mushrooms, pears, peas, macadamia nuts, mango, oily fish, pork, poultry, swede, pumpkin seeds, crab, cheese, passionfruit, peaches, pecans, radish, horseradish, goats milk , grapefruit, clams, quinoa.

It is important that we learn about the importance of these simple foods, what they do and how they can help to maintain premium health levels, without the need for heavy medication.

Health is the greatest wealth

Barbara

 

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