Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, is a water soluble vitamin that the body needs for releasing the energy from the food we eat (as it’s an important factor in the production of coenzymes that are responsible for converting food into energy). It also plays a role in supporting the good health of the nervous system.
Since vitamin B1 is a water soluble vitamin, it cannot be stored by the body and any excess is excreted in the urine, so it needs to be consumed every day.
Good natural sources of vitamin B1 include peas, dried fruits, eggs and whole grain breads, cereals and pasta. Some breakfast cereals are also fortified with the B vitamins.