A Vegan Alternative and Tasty Seasoning

Nutritional Yeast in Wooden Spoon

Nutritional yeast is a natural product that is cultivated by carefully preparing sugar cane or sugar beet stock into a rich molasses where the yeast forms as part of the natural cycle to break down the plant products. Because nutritional yeast is not an animal, it is a fungus; it fits into the vegetarian and vegan diets. For those of us who struggle to lose weight, nutritional yeast is a wonderful alternative to the fatty foods that contain animal products, such as cheeses.

For the most part, nutritional yeast is used as a condiment, which is sprinkled on foods and treats like popcorn. It produces a taste that is between cheesy and nutty with a savory kick to it. It is has a lot of common names but it works well as a seasoning on cooked pasta and in place of parmesan cheese. It works well in place of cheese in moist foods. Nutritional yeast comes in a powdered form or in flakes. It is very dry so to enjoy the savory flavor it needs something to moisten it. That is one reason it works so well on pasta.

Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is stacked with Vitamin B12, which is one of the nutritional tools that our body uses to build healthy nerve cells and healthy blood cells. In fact, B12 is an essential ingredient in the production of DNA. Nutritionally, nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of potassium. Potassium is one of the key elements that our body needs in order to deconstruct carbohydrates into a usable form. It is also used by our body in the construction of protein chains. If you are exercising and trying to lose weight, potassium helps to build muscle and deconstruct fat stores.

Nutritional yeast is easy to add to your diet. It is available from many popular grocery stores and natural food stores. It is an excellent product to add to foods when you are trying to lose weight. For more information on how to lose weight and gain health, stop by the Metabolic Research Center where good food is not only healthy, it is a primary vessel for weight loss. To learn more, visit us online.


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