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Vitamin B5 and Diet

Friday, 27 May 2011 02:05 PM

Let’s look at the benefits of vitamin B5 and how we can get this vitamin from our diet.

Vitamin B5 Benefits
• Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is crucial as a stress-fighting B-complex vitamin.
• Vitamin B5 is necessary for optimum functioning of adrenal glands and for maintaining healthy skin, nails, and nerves.
• Vitamin B5 is crucial for metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, and it plays a role in the secretion of important hormones and enzymes.

Vitamin B5 in Your Diet
Recommended daily intake of vitamin B5 is 10-50 mg. However, lactating women, people who constantly experience stress, and those who are on a calorie-restricted diet require more vitamin B5.

Adding healthy foods that are high in vitamin B5 to your diet is an excellent way of arming the body with this essential nutrient. Eat a balanced diet with B5-rich foods: fresh vegetables, organ meats, sprouted beans, eggs, whole grains (whole wheat, barley, and rye), nuts, and fish.

In order to ensure that your body gets vitamin B5 through diet, avoid adding soda to cooking water and also avoid canning or using a high temperature while cooking.

You may need to take vitamin B5 supplements if your diet does not provide enough B5. Please note that taking high intake of vitamin B5 for extended period without medical supervision may result in complications.

For more information on vitamin B5, consult the following:

Top Health Benefits of Vitamin B5

Best Sources of Vitamin B5

What Conditions Vitamin B5 Helps

Top 5 Signs of Deficiency of Vitamin B5

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