Question:

What is Riboflavin?

Answer:

Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin. People need to consume vitamin B2 every day, because the body can only store small amounts, and supplies go down rapidly.

Riboflavin helps break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It plays a vital role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. It is also essential for maintaining a healthy liver, keeping the eyes, nerves, muscles and skin healthy, and absorbing and activating iron, folic acid, and some other B vitamins.

Food sources of Riboflavin:

- Meat, fish, and poultry
- Eggs and dairy products
- Beans and peas
- Mushrooms, sweet potatoes, parsley, broccoli, and spinach
- Nuts
- Whole-grain breads, enriched breads, and wheat bran
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