The Path To Healthy Living
Essential For These Functions:
Vitamin B1, also called Thiamin is a water-soluble white crystalline substance that has the odor and flavor of yeast. Vitamin B1 is stable to dry heat up to 100 degrees Celsius. Like all B vitamins except B6, Thiamine travels attached in the blood and lymph, is excreted in the urine, and less likely to cause toxicity symptoms. Thiamine functions in your body as a required coenzyme or helper molecule in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat for energy production. You also need this vitamin to be able to produce the copies of genetic material that must pass from one cell to another when cells divide-an activity that all cells must regularly do.
Major food sources for Thiamin are lean pork chops, salmon, flax seeds and green peas. A deficiency of this vitamin can cause loss of appetite, clouded thinking, lack of coordination, and mental or emotional depression. The classic deficiency syndrome is called beriberi.
lean pork chops, salmon, green peas
1.2mg. cereals, whole wheat cereals, beans
Heart and cardiovascular system, growth, nervous system, energy production, digestion
Fatigue, weak apetite, poor circulation in legs, depression, memory loss
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, Physical and mental stress deplete this nutrient
The part can never be well unless the whole is well