Juicing Recipes for Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is an essential vitamin needed for a wide variety of important metabolic functions involved with releasing energy from the food that we eat. There are no serious side effects or toxicity levels reported with this vitamin other than minor symptoms. so now upper limit has been set. At doses of 10mg or more a day some people may experince mild intestinal stress and diarrhea at the very worst. In animal studies, high doses of vitamin B5 (150mg per kg pf body weight per day) resulted in significant reductions in LDL “bad” cholesterol blood levels and triglyceride levels. Although the same study has not yet been undertaken with human volunteers, it looks promising that vitamin B5 in large doses may help those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels and help to combat the present epidemic that is heart disease.
Deficiency of this vitamin is rare as it is avaible in many common food sources such as meat, fish, eggs and wholegrains. Some fruits and vegetables such as avocadoes, guava and broccoli are also descent sources. The daily recommended dose for adults is 5mg, lactating/pregnant women 6-7mg and children 2-4mg. Below is a chart displaying which fruits and vegetables are highest in vitamin B5/Pantothenic acid and are also practical for juicing.
Best Fruits and Vegetables to Juice for Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid
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Vitamin B5/Panthothenic Acid Juicer Recipes –
Vitamin B5 Juicing Recipe #1 – The Black Melon
2 Cups of Black Currant
2 cups of watermelon
Directions: Rinse blackberries well and use only the flesh of the watermelon. Put ingredients into your juice extractor and enjoy!
Vitamin B5 Juicing Recipe #2 – Sweet Veggies
1 cup of broccoli
1 sweet potato
Directions: Top carrots. Remove eyes and stem from potatoes. Remove stem from apples. If organic, all ingredients can be juiced with their skins to increase the amount of antioxidants in this juicing recipe. Non-organic produce should be peeled to cut down on pesticides in the juice
Vitamin B5 Juicing Recipe #3 – Breakfast Buddie
1 large grapefruit
Directions: Peel grapefruit and oranges, juice and enjoy!