We all have that one friend who is totally vegan, and there are people who intolerant towards dairy and gluten. I always used to wonder about do vegans eat cheese and how there people live without the presence of cheese in their life, later I discovered that most of them have been using nutritional yeast an alternative to cheese.
What is nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast that is usually consumed as a food product and it is known for its cheesy flavor, but its cheesy flavor is not its best part, this nutritional yeast contains a high amount of protein, B vitamins, and other vital minerals.
Don’t confuse nutritional yeast with the baker’s yeast which is an active yeast and used in the fermentation process.
How to add-up nutritional yeast in your food:
Since the nutritional yeast is known for its tangy and cheesy flavor, it can be used as a great replacement of cheese, some people use it as a garnishing and some totally replace is with the cheese.
Just a tablespoon of nutritional yeast is enough to supply your body’s daily need of vital vitamins and minerals. It is advised to never consume the nutritional yeast more than a tablespoon at a single meal (since our body is not capable of digesting large quantity of nutritional yeast)
Benefits of nutritional yeast
The daily requirement of B Vitamin
Vegans find it really difficult to fulfill their daily requirement of B vitamin, since this essential vitamin is mostly present in animal products like meat, chicken, eggs, etc. But nutritional yeast is a wonder food that helps in fulfilling the body’s requirement of B vitamins, this vitamin is very essential for many vital functions of the body.
Great source of protein
Although you are not advised to consume a large quantity of nutritional yeast, this product is very high in protein and you can supply your body few extra grams of protein with the help of nutritional yeast.
Good for your hair, skin, and nails
B Vitamin is known for their positive effects on the hair, skin, and nails. With the presence of nutritional yeast, you can reduce the signs of aging and improves skin elasticity.
Low in calories
For people who are fitness cautious or someone who is on the weight loss journey, this healthy alternative to cheese has proven to be a real blessing. Now people can cure there craving for cheese and still stay in their best shape.
Many people are gluten intolerant, that means they will be suffering from indigestion and skin problem every time they consume anything that contains gluten, but nutritional yeast it a healthy source of protein, vitamins, and cheesy taste.