8 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast in Your Diet

Someone had a question about nutritional yeast on how you use it in your diet, in your food. so I wanted to create a short article on this topic.

 First of all, what is nutritional yeast? It’s a type of yeast which is a microbe which is inactive, it’s different than baker’s yeast, which is an active yeast, so you don’t have to worry about the micro being alive when you consume it but nutritional yeast has a lot of nutrition we’ve been consuming this for a very long time it has a complete amino acid profile it has tons of minerals trace, minerals it has antioxidants like glutathione which is one of the most powerful liver antioxidants and also another powerful antioxidant Celino methionine, this is a selenium which is a trace mineral enzyme which actually really helps your immune system.

But let’s not forget the B vitamins and this is one of the biggest reasons why I recommend taking a nutritional yeast, but one of the problems consuming B vitamins is that the grains are a really good source of B vitamins. But we don’t want to consume grains if you’re on the ketogenic plant.

So what do we consume nutritional yeast it has almost all the B vitamins naturally, so it doesn’t have b12 because b12 is made by a bacteria but yeast actually can make B vitamins and also realized that a lot of the nutritional yeast products out there are enriched with synthetic B vitamins and I don’t recommend taking them.

 It’s also they enriched it with a type of iron that you don’t want to consume you want to get unfortified nutritional yeast , now the product that I have is not fortified, it doesn’t have any synthetic vitamins and this is one of the reasons why I put a label that you need a higher dosage because I don’t have the synthetic version which would give you a lot more B vitamins but those extra B vitamins are synthetic.

We want the natural vitamins that are made from nutritional yeast, now the taste of nutrition we used is kind of a slightly cheesy like flavor it’s kind of nutty so some people like it and some people don’t like it but I always just tell them it’s an acquired taste you just have to get used to it.

The nutritional yeast is different than the yeast extract that you see in the back of a label and I put a link down below of an article that I did on MSG and glutamate so you can kind of learn more about that because they use yeast extracts and a lot of food products, it’s used as a food additive and also food flavoring and it has glutamate which is amino acid but I don’t want to get into that because I have a whole video on that topic. what I do want to show you is this, there are types of yeast extracts that have been around for over a hundred years as different products and this is just a few of them they have a lot more around use around the world Vegemite.

 Australian food spread and it was created from leftovers from brewers yeast extract from making beer and they put it in a spread and it does have quite a few B vitamins. I think now they do add synthetic B vitamins.

I’m not sure if they used them in the past or not and then you have Marmite which is a very popular food spread either you love it or you hate it but it was given to the British troops in World War 1 because they did have a problem with berry which is a vitamin b1 deficiency and of course this was also created from the leftover Brewers used for making beer and so they found they it works out great to give you B vitamins and then they had another product in the 30s called tasty yeast which is yeast in chocolate, of course, it had sugar in there but a lot of people were taking this back in the thirties.

Anyway I wanted just to give you the difference between the different types of yeast the one that you want to consume would be nutritional yeast, now you could also use brewers yeast itself it has a similar profile of B vitamins, the problem is it doesn’t taste the same nutritional yeast is a much better taste.

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