Vitamin B1

Among other aspects, it is necessary for the formation of an enzyme that allows the degradation and assimilation of carbohydrates, playing a very important role in the functioning of the nervous system .

Precisely because of these issues, its lack is certainly evident through very serious problems of a nervous, psychic and even cardiovascular nature.

It should generally be found in sufficient quantities in our diet, if possible on a daily basis.

This is of vital importance because unlike other vitamins (such as Vitamin A , which we discussed a few days ago), the agency is not able to accumulate reserves of the vitamin B1 .

What are the functions of vitamin B1 or thiamine?

  • Involved in the absorption of glucose by the nervous system.
  • It helps good eye health.
  • Indispensable for the correct health of the nervous system.
  • It intervenes in the transformation of food into energy.

vitamin B1
Food rich in Group B vitamins .

Daily needs of vitamin B1

Age

mens

Women

Up to 6 months 0.2 0.2
7 to 1 year 0.3 0.3
1 to 3 years 0.5 0.5
4 to 8 years 0.6 0.6
9 to 13 years 0.9 0.9
14 to 18 years 1,2 1.0
19 to 70 years 1,2 1.1

As we see, the nutritional needs of vitamin B1 or thiamine they depend on the age group and sex in which we find ourselves.

Foods richer in vitamin B1

Below we summarize in the following table what are the Foods rich in vitamin B1 :

Food

Vitamin B1 (mg)

Oats 1.20
Oat bran 1.10
Corn cereals 1.50
Green peas 0.45
Pistachios 0.25
White rice 0.25
Whole milk 0.10

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