Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is an important vitamin for our body. This vitamin is particularly important for the nervous system and good digestion. In addition, it plays an important role in energy management. This vitamin ensures that energy can be obtained from the proteins, fats and carbohydrates that you get.
What is it in?
This vitamin is mainly found in dairy products, meat, vegetables, fruit and grain. The Health Council has determined that a person needs about 1.5 milligrams per day of this vitamin for men and 1.1 milligrams for women. One 250 ml glass of milk contains approximately 0.25 mg of B2. This amount already accounts for 35% of the RDI (recommended daily amount). In addition, B2 can be found in: 100 grams of pork fillet (18% RDA), one egg (14% RDA) and 100 grams of broccoli (10%).
This vitamin is soluble in water. This means that when you cook a product, the vitamin is largely lost. If you still want to cook it, use a minimal amount of water. In addition, it is important to know that this vitamin cannot withstand light. Therefore, keep everything in a dark cupboard or room. Another tip is not to cut everything into small pieces. This can cause vitamins to be lost.
Deficit or surplus B2
There are (yet) no known adverse effects with a surplus of vitamin B2. Therefore, no upper limit has been set. With a shortage of B2 you can get infections in the mouth, for example. In addition, it can also lead to fatigue complaints. So make sure you have an adequate intake of this vitamin.