Saturday, May 30, 2020
 Your Physical Health And Well Being

Digestive Health: Vitamin B Fuels Energy

Image of a B sign.

Food is our fuel, and its nutrients provide your body cells with the energy and substances your body needs to operate.

The kinds and amounts of food you eat and how your digestive system processes food play key roles in maintaining good health.

The digestive system is an important part of your bodily systems. It breaks down food into their smallest parts and changes it into the form your body utilizes to build and nourish the cells.

Your digestive system helps you make use of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that you eat daily. Some vitamins play a specific and vital role in digestion.

Focus on B vitamins: B vitamins that are important for digestive health.

  • B vitamins are essential for digestive health. The B vitamins are mainly involved in getting energy from the food you eat into your cells.
  • Folic acid, one of the B vitamin is especially important for digestive health, high levels have been shown to lower your risk of colon cancer.
  • Vitamin B1 Thiamine helps your body change the carbohydrates in your diet into energy for your cells. Thiamine is also important in the regulation of appetite.
  • Vitamin B2, which is also known as riboflavin, when in short supply can result in sores and a swollen tongue and mouth. Vitamin B3, called niacin, is important for many digestive tract functions, including the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and alcohol.
  • Vitamin B6 is very important in helping your digestive system process all the protein you eat.
  • Biotin another B vitamin helps your digestive system produce cholesterol and process proteins, carbohydrates, and fatty acids. After proteins are broken down, biotin helps digestive health by getting rid of the waste products.

Poor nutrition leads to various health problems in the digestive system. Eating a healthy diet is the best way to prevent common digestive problems.Most digestive problems can be eased if you eat the right diet.

An extra vitamin supplement may be needed, always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any vitamin regimen.