Regarding Riboflavin

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin present in most animal and plant tissues. It gets its name from its color: “flavus” is a Latin word meaning “yellow.” If you take a supplement high in riboflavin, your urine becomes bright yellow. Riboflavin is one of the essential B vitamins, a family of compounds that […]

Understanding ANDI Scores

The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) score, developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, measures calcium; the carotenoids beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene; fiber; folate; glucosinolates; iron; magnesium; niacin; selenium; vitamins B1 (thiamine),  B2 (riboflavin), B6, B12, C, and E; and zinc, plus the antioxidant capacity. Since the original calculation of the ANDI scores, […]