B1 or Thiamin

B1 also known as thiamin is stored in very small amounts in the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Some functions of thiamin are: carbohydrate metabolism, integrity of nervous system and cardiovascular system.

Foods rich in thiamin include: wheat bran and germ, brown rice, whole wheat products, nuts, legumes, and pork.

Fiber

We get our fiber from plant based foods.  Plants use fiber to support their structures whereas animals use muscles and bones.

Fiber helps with sugar or glucose levels in blood, cholesterol, and constipation.  It can be found in various grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and oils.  If the food is highly processed the fiber contents will be affected.

If you’re increasing your fiber intake please start gradually because your body needs time to adjust.  If you increase your intake of water it can help in this transition.