Foods Rich in Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is one the B vitamins family, which is responsible for converting food (carbohydrates) into energy (glucose) for our body to use. It is important for healthy skin, eyes and hair. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is one of the best known of the B vitamins, and is often taken by women with side effects from the pill or who suffer from PMT.

Note: The daily recommended dose of Vitamin B6 is around 1.3 milligrams for the average adult. Pregnant women need a bit more--around 1.9 grams per day.

Pyridoxine B6 performs a variety of functions, including the formation of antibodies and red blood cells, the maintenance of healthy body tissue, skin and nerves, and hormone production. It has also been called the "anti-depression" and the "anti-allergy" vitamin as it alleviates these conditions

The good news is that you can find A LOT of foods that contain a good amount of Vitamin B6. Here is a list of some of the best options:

These are the best foods rich in Vitamin B6, but there are many more:

 

Why is it important to get enough vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is essential to the production of amino acids, creating serotonin, and balancing your hormones. Vitamin B6 is also vital to your metabolism. It is involved in over 100 chemical processes a minute in your body. Your metabolism helps your body to function and aids in weight loss, so it’s important that you make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin B6.

Read more about the B Vitamin family

Vitamins B
Vitamin B1 or Thiamine
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin
Vitamin B3 or Niacin
Vitamin B9
Vitamin B12

 

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