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Vitamin B1 - Food Sources and Deficiency Symptoms
It is also known as thiamine, thiamin and aneurin. It helps to fuel your body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps your mucous membranes healthy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function. Every cell of the body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on-adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Nerve cells require vitamin B1 in order to function normally.
Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin. Beriberi, a disease of the nervous system, is caused by a deficiency of B1. Vitamin B1 is important for the following bodily functions: breathing, carbohydrate metabolism, enhanced circulation, and assists in producing hydrochloric acid.
The excessive consumption of alcohol, may depletes the body of thiamine (B1). Other known side effects from a lack of Vitamin B1 include: constipation edema, heart changes, memory difficulties, labored breathing, nervousness and numbness in the extremities.
Functions of vitamin B1:
The important functions of vitamin B1 are as:-
Deficiency of vitamin B1:
There are many diseases, that may occur due to deficiency of vitamin B1. These are as:-
Sources of Vitamin B1:
The best sources of Vitamin B1 are yeasts and liver. The following foods are good sources of Vitamin B1:
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