Hello! My name is Tommy and I wanna tell you something about Thiamin. The vitamin that's sooooo great for you!
Thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin
It's main function is being part of coenzyme active in energy metabolism
ALSO, it plays a role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve signals
Now let's see where we can find thiamin in the foods we eat on a daily basis!
So what've we got here?
Good Sources of Thiamin:
Enriched pasta, Pork chop, Wheat bagel, Green peas, Waffle, Enriched cereal, Sunflower seeds, Baked potato, Black beans, Eggs, Legumes & peas, Beef, and Liver
But just hold on there! You may want to listen carefully to these next few slides..... Save Yourself!
What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Thiamin?!?!
You could end up like this!
That disease is known as beriberi. There are two types: Wet beriberi & Dry beriberi.
This kind of disease is a direct result of thiamin-deficiency. So basically..... Low intake of Thiamin = Contracting that disease. And I'm sure none of you would want this, so let's just all agree to get our daily dose of Thiamin! :)
Oh yeah, and another thing! Symptoms of Wet beriberi include: -Awakening at night short of breath -Increased heart rate -Shortness of breath with activity -Swelling of the lower legs
Symptoms of Dry beriberi include: -Difficulty walking -Loss of feeling (sensation) in hands and feet -Loss of muscle function or paralysis of the lower legs -Mental confusion/speech difficulties -Pain -Strange eye movements (nystagmus) -Tingling -Vomiting
Please stay alert and aware of these signs and hints!
But on the bright side, you can literally never get enough Thiamin! There is no known toxicity associated with having plenty of Thiamin! Is that great or what?!
Also, beriberi is very rare in the U.S. because most foods are vitamin enriched. As long as you eat a normal, healthy diet you should be able to receive enough Thiamin every day! So you really have nothing to worry about.
Thanks for watching my short video & I hoped you learned something from this.