If you usually look at nutrition facts panels on foods, you may have seen a vitamin listed as “thiamin” followed by the daily percentage amount. But what is thiamin?
🚀 Simply put, thiamin is another name for vitamin B1. You may also see it spelled as “thiamine” sometimes but they’re the same thing.
🚀 Thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin that helps convert carbs, fat, and protein into glucose to provide you with usable energy.
🚀 The family of B vitamins that thiamin belongs to is helpful for keeping your liver, skin, hair, and eyes healthy.
🚀 B vitamins also play a crucial role in your brain health and can also boost your immune system, especially during stressful times.
🚀 Thiamin isn’t stored in your body so it should be part of your daily diet.
🚀 Food sources of thiamin include: pork chops, salmon, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, brown rice, flax seeds, black beans, navy beans, green peas, sunflower seeds, acorn squash, lentils, macadamia nuts, asparagus, and pistachios.