What Are Some Common Foods That Cause Beriberi? White Rice and Alcohol


Updated 4/2/2018

What Are Some Foods That Cause Beriberi? White Rice and Alcohol

What Are Some Common Foods That Cause Beriberi? Beriberi is preventable and there are several foods that contribute to beriberi. Beriberi occurs more frequently in developing countries. Beriberi disease occurs from a thiamine deficiency. Countries, where white rice is a staple, has more cases of beriberi. These are very common foods that are consumed daily.

What Are Some Foods That Cause Beriberi?


Foods That Cause Beriberi

  • White rice
  • Non-fortified foods
  • Foods high in carbohydrates
  • Alcohol
  • Milled rice
  • Polished rice
  • Consuming large amounts of tea and coffee
  • Raw shellfish
  • African silkworms
  • Foods made from white flour
  • Bread and Pasta made from white flour

Foods That Prevent Beriberi

  • Whole grain cereals that are fortified
  • Legumes
  • Pork
  • Yeast
  • Beans and lentils

Beriberi is a devastating disease that is easily preventable.  Do you know anyone suffering from beriberi? Tell me about it in the comments.

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My name is Phyllis Robinson MSN, RN. I have been a Registered Nurse for 27 years in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I am passionate about cardiac care and heart disease. I also want this blog to be an educational tool that people can refer to for traditional and alternative treatment. I will blog on heart disorders such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and high cholesterol. I received my Nursing degree from Baltimore Community College. I went on to receive my Masters in Nursing from Walden University I have worked for almost 30 years in Critical Care with a focus on heart health. I am an advocate of preventive healthcare.

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