B vitamins play a role in everything: from protein metabolism and energy production to maintaining nerve function and preventing infections.
There are a total of eight B vitamins, each providing its own unique contribution. Vitamin B1, or Thiamine, generates energy from carbohydrates, metabolizes proteins and fats, and helps support nerve function. It’s sometimes known as the “anti-stress vitamin” because it strengthens your immune system and helps your body deal with stressful conditions.
So where can you get your hands on some Vitamin B1? Fish, pork, organ meats like liver and legumes all tend to be really great sources, You also have sunflower seeds, dark leafy greens, and whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal. All of these B vitamins tend to be water-soluble, so your body is not able to store them and depletion can occur quite rapidly. Also, things like excessive alcohol intake and digestive issues can lead to deficiencies, so make sure you’re getting your daily dose of vitamin B1.
I hope you found this helpful and tune in next week for part two of our series.