Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reasons That Made Me Obsessed With Nutritional yeast

Health Benefits of Nutritional yeast
Nutritional yeast is a ‘deactivated yeast’ which is often sold as a food product. Yeast is basically yellow in color and has a nutty cheesy flavor. You will find nutritional yeast in the form of flakes or a yellow powder. It gives a similar flavor to what we get after adding cheese to any food. It not only tastes great but it is also a rich source of vitamins and proteins.
Nutritional yeast is cultivated through beet and cane molasses which are undergone fermentation process for a week. Then it is dried out and packaged as flakes or powder. It is good for health and so people often replace it with parmesan cheese.

The various benefits of nutritional yeasts are as follows:

Power-pack of nutritients

Nutritional yeast contains 70 gms calories, proteins – 14gms and fiber more than 7gms. One serving of this provides a full spectrum of proteins, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, biotin, folic acid and minerals. This is one such vegetarian source that is power-packed with minerals vitamins and amino acids that are very essential to maintain good health.

Boosts immune system

Beta glucans that are derived from the broken cell walls of nutritional yeasts plays role of an immune stimulator role. They work as a defense wall against parasitic, fungal, viral and bacterial infection and cancer.

Maintains good cholesterol levels

Beta glucan in nutritional yeast are also effective in preventing coronary artery disease. Thus yeast helps in lowering LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol or good Cholesterol levels.

Defend you from free radicals

Nutritional yeast contains glutathione which form glutathione peroxidase in body. This is a very important antioxidant which is required to protect from free radicals. It also helps in improving heart disease, lowering the risk of any heart disease, getting rid of poor vision and fighting with the problem of hair loss.

Anti-aging properties

Very few people are aware that nutritional yeast also has anti-aging properties. Nutritional yeast is enriched with nucleotides which are known for its anti-aging properties. Nutritional yeast has rejuvenating properties for DNA and RNA which are considered as the genetic blueprint for life. It helps to makes our skin healthy, young and healthy from the root level.

So now you know the benefits of nutritional yeast. It is better to start including nutritional yeast in your daily food and replace those high-fat cheese products. Both the forms of nutritional yeasts whether powder form or flakes, are safe and healthy to consume.

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