Boost your B Vitamins with Corn Thins®

Posted May 2021
BBQ Chicken, tsatziki, red onion, olives & feta on Corn Thins slices

Do you want to optimise your energy levels and ensure your central nervous system works at its best? Then you need B vitamins in your diet. B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins which you need as part of your diet daily. Water-soluble vitamins unlike fat-soluble vitamins cannot be stored in your body and any excess is excreted in your urine.

The B vitamins include B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B7 (Bioton), B9 (Folic Acid) and B12 (Cobalamin). Whole grains, nuts, and seeds are good sources of B vitamins which includes whole grain containing products line Corn Thins slices. The B vitamins Corn Thins slices provide your body include:


Vitamin B1

Thiamine helps your body to create energy from the carbohydrates in your meals. It also helps to keep your nerves working optimally.


Vitamin B2

Riboflavin helps to make red blood cells and to turn carbohydrates, proteins, and fat into energy that your body can use for fuel.


Vitamin B3

Niacin is needed to make energy from the food you eat as well as keeps your skin youthful and your immune system function optimal.


Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid plays a role in creating energy from the food which you eat.


Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine makes energy from the macronutrient’s carbohydrate and protein in your foods and beverages. Vitamin B6 assists in making the building blocks of protein called amino acids. Finally, this vitamin helps to make haemoglobin which is the part of your red blood cells which carry iron and oxygen around your body.


Vitamin B7

Biotin is essential in your diet to create energy from fat from the food you eat.


Vitamin B9

Folate is needed for your body to make and repair DNA.


Corn Thins slices are not a source of vitamin B12.  Cobalamin or B12 keeps your central nervous system functioning optimally. It also helps your body to make energy from the food which you eat and assists in creating red blood cells. Animal based products like lean meats, dairy, eggs, and seafood, are a great source of vitamin B12.

Take home message: Even though Corn Thins slices are lacking vitamin B12 you do not eat one single food in isolation in a meal. A balanced meal including a lean meat or alternative, a source of whole grains and a serve or more of fruit and vegetables can make sure your body receives all the B vitamins needed for health.


Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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