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Vitamin B1 for that extra boost

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
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Soybeans
  • Nuts
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