B vitamin water is a water based-drink that is rich in B vitamins. The B class of vitamins comprises eight different vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 etc., which perform different vital functions in the human body. Commercially, B vitamin water is made of B vitamin supplements dissolved in a solution of water and a high quantity of refined sugar( consumption of high amounts of refined sugar is unhealthy for many adults, as it proves detrimental to persons suffering from diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular diseases). You can prepare B vitamin water at your home by making an infusion of natural ingredients such as fruits and vegetables.
Preparing B Vitamin Water
You will need a few rosemary sprigs, 1 medium-sized sliced lemon, 1 medium-sized peach, a few raspberries, half of a watermelon or pineapple, strawberries, oranges, and grapes to make a delicious drink of B vitamin water at home.
Nutritional Value of B Vitamin Water Ingredients
Vitamin B (Thiamin)
Vitamin B1 plays an important role in making the energy supplied by dietary carbohydrates available to your body for usage. Rosemary contains ample amount of this vitamin.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 is involved in cellular energy generation processes. Your cells need energy to carry out metabolic activities within your body efficiently. Lemon is a rich source of this vitamin.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 plays a prime role in the transfer of energy involved in the metabolism of glucose, fats and alcohol. Peach is a good source of this vitamin.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B5 plays an important role in the oxidation of carbohydrates and fatty acids in your body. Raspberries contain plenty of this vitamin.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 plays a pivotal role in the metabolism of many amino acids including the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters. Succulent watermelons and pineapples are an excellent source of this vitamin.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
Vitamin B7 is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins in your body. Strawberries contain this vitamin in significant amounts.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
Vitamin B9 plays an important role in the production of red blood cells (erythropoiesis) and for cell division during pregnancy. It is also important for the baby during infancy, which is a period of rapid growth involving rapid formation of new cells. Deliciously tangy oranges are a good source of this vitamin.
Vitamin B12 ( Cobalamins)
Apart from being involved in the cellular metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, vitamin B12 is involved in the formation of blood cells in the bone marrow and the formation of nerve sheath proteins. Succulent grapes are one of the best fruits for this vitamin.