5 Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

Find out why nutritional yeast is your new best friend.

5 Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

By Reina Berger

Whether you're a vegetarian looking for more protein, a vegan in need of a non-cheese ingredient that tastes like the real thing, or you are just curious about trending foods, there is no day like the present to give nutritional yeast a try. These flakes are delicious, multi-purpose, and have tons of health benefits too. Here are five reasons to add this seasoning to your shopping cart today.

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Vitamin B-12

Since most sources of B-12 tend to come from red meat, animal products, sardines, and tuna, the vegan and vegetarian community particularly welcome nutritional yeast. While it doesn’t naturally contain B-12, some brands are fortified with it. All you need is one tablespoon of this seasoning to get your daily dose of vitamin B-12, which is responsible for regulating your nervous system, maintaining your digestive system, increasing energy, and protecting against breast, colon, and stomach cancer.

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