Thiamine also known as vitamin B1, helps your body metabolise fats, proteins and carbohydrates into energy.
Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin and can only be stored in the body for a short period of time before excretion. It is therefore important that you take vitamin B1 on a regular basis.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) for adults over the age of 18 is 1,2 mg/day for men and 1,2 mg/day for women.
Foods rich in vitamin B1 include:
- Whole grains
- Brown rice