Vitamin B-6, or Pyridoxine, is used in the reformation and replacement of cells and helps keep mucous membranes, skin, and the immune system healthy. It is also is an assistant to healthy pregnancies, helps build body tissue, and helps form red blood cells.
According to a late survey, the average intake of vitamin B-6 in Americans was below the recommended daily intake. To ensure that we get enough B-6, we must eat a variety of foods from a balanced diet, however there arenít that many good sources. Therefore we must just try to make sure that we do get enough. Vitamin B-6 can be lost in the preparation, storage, and cooking of foods. Losses can occur when foods are dissolved in cooking liquid, so it is best to serve vegetables and fruit raw, cook in a minimal amount of water, the shortest possible time, and to roast or broil meat and poultry.