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Vitamin B1 – Thiamin

Vitamins, Health & Weight Loss

Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Vitamins play an essential role in diet nutrition and weight control.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Involved in all important metabolic processes in the nervous system, blood cells and muscles.

How Vitamin B1 helps

Protects against alcoholism
Good for depression, stress and anxiety
Improves mental ability
Helps indigestion
Good for heart function

Good food sources of Vitamin B1

Marmite. Brown rice. Wheatgerm. Sunflower seeds. Peas. Pork. Dried prunes. Oatmeal. Oats. Barley. Wheatflakes. Wholemeal bread.

Enemies:
Baking. Cooking. High temperatures, especially frying, preservatives, drying.

Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin B1

Fatigue. Muscle weakness. Loss of appetite. Nausea. Indigestion. Constipation. Irritability. Depression. Tingling sensation in toes and soles.

People with an increased risk of Vitamin B1 deficiency include

Heavy drinkers
Smokers
Pregnant women
Women on the pill.

Recommended daily allowance for Vitamin B1

US RDA: 1.2-1.5mg
EU RDA: 1.4mg

The Importance of a Balanced Diet

If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.

Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.

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