1. A Great Source of Vitamin B12 (excellent for vegans or vegetarians)
One of the vitamins most commonly associated with deficiencies is Vitamin B12, which is essential for healthy blood and nervous system, brain health, DNA production and energy production.
Malabsorption is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency.
It is important to note that B12 gets depleted during periods of stress. B12 is particularly essential during pregnancy to support the growth of the developing foetus.
As Vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal foods such as meat, eggs, and milk products, vegans and/or vegetarians are more likely to develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. Some symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency are such as weakness, a lack of energy, shortness of breath, nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, vision loss, digestive disorders, mental problems like depression or memory loss, etc.
Meat-eaters will also benefit from Nutritional Yeast’s essential B-vitamins which are important for various bodily functions including metabolic functions, brain functions, healthy skin & hair, etc. One serving (10g or 2 tablespoons) of Nature’s Superfoods Nutritional Yeast Flakes provide you with most, if not all, of your daily value of B vitamins.
2. Boosts Immunity
Nutritional yeast has the compounds beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione – these have been associated with enhanced immunity, improved cholesterol levels and risk reduction of cancer.
In addition, nutritional yeast also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits. It is considered a good yeast that fights candida yeast infection and other bacterial invaders in the body, including E. coli, staph, and salmonella.
3. Improves Digestive Health
The fibre beta-1,3 glucan helps maintain balance in the digestive tract while also improving bowel movement. Considered a fermented food, nutritional yeast contains tens of thousands of beneficial bacteria that the body can use to maintain digestive balance. Its probiotic benefit has been used for centuries for digestive issues including indigestion and diarrhoea.
4. Beneficial for Athletes
According to an Oregon State University research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism - active individuals lacking in B-vitamins may perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts with nutrient-rich diets. Nutritional yeast can be a valuable source of B-vitamins.
Also, a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that athletes who ate beta-glucan fibre derived from yeast for 10 days before strenuous exercise had higher circulating immune cells two hours after exercising, suggesting their immune systems recovered faster from the stress of exercise.
5. Promotes Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails
Vitamin B speeds up cell metabolism and can promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Low Vitamin B levels can lead to stunted hair growth, slow cell division among hair follicles, and even hair loss. Nutritional yeast is a rich source of all B vitamins as well as zinc which is a vital mineral to support healthy skin and hair.
Nature’s Superfoods Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes have no added sugars; it has a low Glycemic Index (GI) and will not spike your blood sugar levels. Diabetic-friendly – being high in protein and dietary fibre, its high-fibre content makes you stay full longer and have a better digestive system.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended as medical advice. Nature's Superfoods encourages everyone to make their own health care decisions, with advice from qualified professionals.