Nutritional Yeast for Immune System Support and More!

nutritional-yeast-braggsDo you find yourself getting more infections in the fall or winter or after intense exercise? If so, you should consider making this immune-boosting powerhouse an everyday part of your diet. It doesn’t take much to get the immune boosting effect. As little as 1 tsp. per day is effective.

Nutritional yeast is safe for everyone including your pets!! Nutritional yeast is de-activated yeast grown on beet and sugar cane molasses. Do not confuse it with brewers or bakers yeast. Brewers yeast is an active yeast. Bakers yeast is active and grown on hops. Even though they also contain beta glucan’s they are not the same. Nutritional yeast is a non active yeast (can’t cause or aggravate a yeast infection) is rich in protein, B vitamins including B12, and minerals and contains immune boosting beta-glucan’s.

Beta-glucan’s boost the part of the immune system that fights bacteria and viruses. I know many endurance athletes that tend to get a cold or infection after a physically hard event such as a intense cycling races, half-marathons, marathons and Iron-Man competitions.  Studies show that the beta glucan’s in nutritional yeast boost the immune system so that it’s ability to protect against bacterial and viral infection is not lost.

The immune system is reduced by up to 30% or more after the body goes through that type of physical stress. Studies show Nutritional Yeast when used regularly prevents that drop in immune function, helping to prevent bacterial and viral infections after tough physical events. It can also help boost recovery time.

Because it is de-activated it cannot cause a yeast infection. Actually it can help stop or prevent yeast infections. You can’t eat to much and it can be used in a variety of ways. I put 1/2 tsp in each of my Vive shakes!! I like the flavor of the Bragg’s brand best. #nutritionalyeast #viveshake

Nutritional Yeast has a mild cheese flavor and is great sprinkled on veggies, popcorn or in smoothies. This link will provide a few great recipes to use Nutritional Yeast. http://www.godairyfree.org/news/guide-nutritional-yeast-recipes

Nutritional Yeast also provides other beneficial health benefits!

  • Here is the nutritional breakdown for one serving, which is ¼ cup.
    60 calories
    5 calories from fat
    5 grams carbohydrates (2 percent DV)
    4 grams fiber (16 percent DV)
    9 grams protein
    0.5 grams fat (1 percent DV)
    25 milligrams sodium (1 percent DV)
    790 percent DV of thiamine (vitamin B1)
    570 percent DV of riboflavin (vitamin B2)
    300 percent DV of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
    230 percent DV of niacin (Vitamin B3)
    290 percent DV of vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
    270 percent DV of Folate (vitamin B9)
    20 percent DV of zinc

Sources:

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2011/10/what-the-heck-is-nutritional-yeast.html

Effect of BETA 1, 3/1, 6 GLUCAN on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms and Mood State in Marathon Athletes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149590

Baker’s yeast β-glucan supplementation increases monocytes and cytokines post-exercise: implications for infection risk? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22575076.

Beneficial effect of chromium-rich yeast on glucose tolerance and blood lipids in elderly subjects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7000589

If you want to keep your immune system in fighting condition make Nutritional Yeast part of your daily routine.

Healthy wishes

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

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@WallyBishopCNC

The contents of the email or written communication are not medical advice and should not be considered as such!  This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have medical issues and before changing your diet or lifestyle or taking herbal or dietary supplements. Never start an exercise program with getting your doctors approval. Never quit taking medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.  Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs.

 

 

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