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.