Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1:

Or thiamin is an important vitamin that helps in food metabolism by turning it into energy. Thiamin is also important for growth, development, and function of the cells in our body

 

Deficiency symptoms of thiamin:

Sever chronic thiamin deficiency (beriberi) can result in potentially serious complications involving:

- The nervous systemrain

- Muscles

- Heart

- Gastrointestinal system.

- Loss of appetite and weight loss

- Numbness

 

Dietary sources of thiamin (B1):

Dietary sources of thiamin include:

  • Beef and fish

  • legumes(black beans and soybeans) nuts and seeds

  • whole grain cereals ,oats, rice and pasta