Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009


Riboflavin is part of the Vitamin B family and more specifically, is also known as Vitamin B2. This vitamin helps extract energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Riboflavin also helps control your metabolism and it also moves around to different areas of the body. Riboflavin is also very important for skin development and creating mucous membranes.

Like Thiamin, Riboflavin is found only in small quantities in food but you also only need small quantities included in your diet. Men should get 1.3mg/day and women should consume 1.1mg/day of Riboflavin. Dairy products are the best sources of riboflavin but it can also be found in enriched grain products and cereals, green, leafy vegetables, liver, beef, lamb, and eggs.

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