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What is a diet plan for people with Beriberi?

I Need to know what people with Beriberi should eat? as they need a diet plan and cannot just eat anything PLEASE HELP ME!

Treatment for beriberi is with thiamine hydrochloride, either in tablet form or injection. A rapid and dramatic recovery within hours can be made when this is administered to patients, and their health can be improved within an hour of starting treatment. In emergency situations where concentrated thiamin supplements are unavailable, feeding the patient with a thiamin-rich diet (e.g. whole grain brown bread) will lead to recovery, though at a much slower rate.

Whole grain cereals, legumes (e.g., beans and lentils), nuts, lean pork, and yeast are rich sources of thiamin (1). Because most of the thiamin is lost during the production of white flour and polished (milled) rice, white rice and foods made from white flour (e.g., bread and pasta) are fortified with thiamin in many Western countries.

Brazil nuts, pecans and spinach contain thiamine too.  (+ info)

Is it normak for a 7 month preg to have beriberi?

Well my mom said she got beriberi when she is about to 9months and about to give birth.Is this normal for pregnant women
sorry for the spelling i meant normal..

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What is the nutrition deficiency that gives rise to Beriberi?

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In Ethiopian cuisine, what is "beriberi sauce" made of?

A few years back, I ate a delicious meal at an Ethiopian restaurant in Denver, CO.
I think the sauce on the lamb was called "beriberi" sauce. Anybody know what
this sauce is made with?

Its BERBERE Sauce.


2 tsp cumin seed
4 whole cloves
1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1/4 tsp whole allspice
1 tsp whole fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup dried onion flakes
3 oz red New Mexican chiles, stemmed and seeded
3 small dried long hot red chiles, seeded
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup salad or peanut oil
1/2 cup dry red wine
ground cayenne pepper (to taste)

Mix together the cumin, cloves, cardamom, black peppercorns, allspice and fenugreek seeds. Place in a small frying pan over medium heat. Stir constantly until they release their fragrance, about 1-2 minutes. Do not burn or discolor the seeds. Cool completely.

Combine the toasted spices and all the other ingredients except the oil and wine in a spice grinder or electric coffee grinder in several batches and grind to fine consistency.

Place the spice blend in a bowl and add the oil and wine. Add cayenne to taste (starts with 1 tsp cayenne and add more as necessary).

Stir until thick and store in a covered plastic container in the refrigerator.

Makes 1 1/4 cups  (+ info)

what can beriberi do to el human body?

Beriberi is a lack of Thiamin (vitamin B-1)which is a water-soluble and heat-labile vitamin that acts as a coenzyme in the decarboxylation (pyruvate and ketoglutarate) and transketolation pathways (pentose phosphate pathway) of carbohydrate metabolism, and possibly in nerve conduction (essential for the synthesis of acetylcholine). Beriberi was first describe some 4500 years ago, but the relation with B1 has been manifested in the last century. The biochemical defect responsible for the clinical manifestations of beriberi is not known. Deficiency of this vitamin affects the cardiovascular, muscular, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
Beriberi does not occur in the US or western countries but Vit. B 1 (thiamine) deficiencies are related to heavy alcohol abuse or HIV infections.  (+ info)

What is the difference between vitamins and minerals?

Which vitamins are antioxidants?
Which vitamins are fat-soluble?
Which each of the following indicate the correct vitamin needed:
a. sunshine vitamin
b. beriberi
c. rickets
d. scurvy
6. What is the difference between complete and incomplete protein?
7. What percent of calories should come from fat in a healthy diet?
8. Nutrition Facts on most labels are based on a diet that contains what calories?
9. What mineral is most abundant in your body?
10. What other minerals and vitamins work with it to give you strong bones and teeth?
11. What mineral produces hemoglobin and prevents anemia?
12.What are trace minerals?
13. What colors are foods high in vitamin "A"?
15. What is the mineral most often linked with high blood pressure?
16. Give three other names for fiber
17. What type of gas do most leavening agents produce?
18. Is butter a plant or animal product?
19. Is oil heavier or lighter than water?

Getting to your main question, vitamins and minerals are different. Vitamins ("vita" = life and "amine" = containing nitrogen) are organic (containing carbon, which is an element found in all living things) compounds (containing atoms of one or more different elements). Minerals are pure inorganic elements (containing atoms of the same element), meaning they are much simpler in chemical form than vitamins. All vitamins are essential or required by our bodies, whereas only some minerals are essential nutrients. Vitamins are vulnerable to heat, light, and chemical agents, so cooking, food preparation, processing, and storage must be appropriate to preserve vitamins in food. Minerals, on the other hand, are more stable to food preparation, but mineral loss can occur when they are bound to other substances in foods (such as oxalates found in spinach and tea, and phytates found in legumes and grains), making them unavailable for the body to utilize.  (+ info)

What are the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Western diet?

So on one hand we need all the vitamins and minerals, and on the other I haven't seen that many people with scurvy or beriberi, so at least some must be extremely plentiful in our food. So which vitamin and mineral deficiencies are actually common in people following Western diet, and which we don't need to concern ourselves about?

I swear to god I was suffering from scurvy, or at least Vitamin C deficiency. I had incredible cravings for broccoli, orange juice, pineapple on pizza, potatoes. Even though citrus flavored sodas didn't have Vitamin C, I gulped them down. I wanted to live every day just eating burgers and hot dogs though. I felt like crap everyday.

I'm eating fruits now everyday, and I'm getting better. I feel better already, and the cravings have gone away.  (+ info)

What causes Beriberi?

Thanks for your help!

sever vitamin deficiency. i think D.  (+ info)

Beriberi is a deficiency disease caused by inadeequate bodily stores of thiamine (vitamane B 1) it can damage?

A, lifestyle disease
B, Inherited disease
C, genetic disease
D, nutritional disease

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what is beriberi disease?

Beriberi disease is due to a vitamin deficiency called Thiamine  (+ info)

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