Infographic: Great Sources of Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is one of the eight B vitamins that make up the Vitamin B Complex:

B1 (Thiamine)
B2 (Riboflavin)
B3 (Niacin or Niacinamide)
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
B6 (Pyridoxine)
B7 (Biotin) (Vitamin H)
B9 (Folic Acid)
B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Riboflavin has many important functions, including:

✔ helping the body to metabolize fats and proteins
✔ supporting energy production by converting carbohydrates into fuel (glucose)
✔ fighting free radicals
✔ aiding in vision health
✔ promoting healthy liver function
✔ promoting healthy skin, hair and nails

Signs of Vitamin B2 deficiencies may include:

✔ Sensitivity to light
✔ Tearing, itching and burning in and around eyes
✔ Cracking and peeling of the skin around the mouth and on the lips
✔ A sore, burning tongue
✔ Greasy, red scaly skin on the face and particularly around the nose

Most people who eat a well-balanced diet get adequate amounts of Riboflavin from foods.  This infographic illustrates some excellent plant-based food sources:

❤ Broccoli
❤ Brussels Sprouts
❤ Cabbage
❤ Crimini Mushrooms
❤ Raspberries
❤ Summer Squash
❤ Spinach
❤ Tomatoes

Other great plant-based Vitamin B2 sources include:

❤ Almonds
❤ Collard Greens
❤ Green Peas
❤ Soybeans
❤ Tempeh

Related:
Detecting Nutritional Deficiencies

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