Benefits of Nutritional Yeast that Go Beyond B-Vitamins – Selenium!

I’ve been pushing this since the mid-’80s. GREAT source of SELENIUM (skin elasticity, detox, etc.) and many other key nutrients.

The king is KAL *Imported* Nutritional Yeast; though, it’s more expensive, and the deep yellow colored (fortified) ones work too.

Coconut cream seems to also be high in selenium.

Benefits of Nutritional Yeast that Go Beyond B-Vitamins

Dr. Eric Berg DC

There are more benefits of nutritional yeast than just getting plenty of B-vitamins. Find out what they are.

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0:07 Nutritional yeast and brewers yeast

0:42 Nutritional yeast benefits—Amino acids

1:00 Nutritional yeast benefits—Minerals and trace minerals 

1:39 Nutritional yeast benefits—Glutathione 

1:47 Nutritional yeast benefits—Beta 1-3 glucans

1:55 Nutritional yeast benefits—Glucose tolerance factors 

2:05 Non-fortified nutritional yeast

2:31 Health benefits of nutritional yeast

2:55 How to use nutritional yeast 

In this video, we’re going to talk about the benefits of nutritional yeast that go beyond providing B vitamins.

Brewers yeast is the by-product of making beer. It’s a bit bitter. Nutritional yeast does not have a bitter taste. Nutritional yeast is actually made with molasses, which is a by-product of sugar cane. Molasses is rich in nutrients. 

Nutritional yeast makes 18 amino acids. It’s a complete protein. 

Nutritional yeast also contains 15 minerals and trace minerals, such as:

• Selenium 

• Chromium 

• Manganese 

• Copper 

• Vanadium 

• Molybdenum 

Nutritional yeast is rich in glutathione, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants for your liver. It has beta 1-3 glucans, which can help decrease free radicals and stimulate certain white blood cells. Nutritional yeast also has glucose tolerance factors that help stabilize your blood sugar. 

Make sure when you buy nutritional yeast supplements, it is non-fortified nutritional yeast. You don’t want it to be enriched with synthetic vitamins. Typically, you won’t see vitamin B12 in nutritional yeast unless it has been added in. If it is added in, make sure it’s the natural version called methylcobalamin. 

Benefits of nutritional yeast:

1. Helps decrease stress

2. Helps promote better sleep

3. Helps stabilize blood sugar levels

4. Helps support a healthy immune system 

How to use nutritional yeast:

• Nutritional yeast is great on salads or mixed in smoothies

• You can take nutritional yeast as a supplement

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:

Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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