Riboflavin: Why You Need It, Whether You Need More of It and Where to Get It


Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 is a vitamin good for your overall long-term health. It is needed for metabolizing carbohydrates, and it also helps with red blood cell formation, antibody production, cell respiration, growth and more. Obviously this is not something you want to be deficient in.

How to tell if you’re deficient in riboflavin? Are your nails brittle? Are you having trouble sleeping? Even chapped lips can be a sign you aren’t getting enough. Check out these signs of riboflavin deficiency to see if you might need more in your diet. If you do or if you don’t, more riboflavin is always a good thing. After all, riboflavin can be found in some very delicious meals.

These foods are high in riboflavin, along with recipes to go along with them: (Keep reading!)
* almonds: Almond Granola
* whole grains: Whole Wheat Couscous
* wheat germ: Coconut Chai Oatmeal
* wild rice: Maple Brown and Wild Rice Pudding
* mushrooms: Filet Mignon and Mushrooms with Balsamic Reduction
* soybeans
* milk
* yogurt
* eggs: Scrambled Eggs
* broccoli: Broccoli Casserole
* brussel sprouts
* spinach
* oily fish, such as mackerel, trout, eel, herring, and shad
* dried peas, beans, and some seeds such as sunflower
* nori seaweed: Make Sushi

Go and enjoy your daily dose of riboflavin!