Brewer’s yeast brings interesting benefits for health. Brewer’s yeast is a type of yeast, in particular a single-celled fungus (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that feeds mainly on sugars. The remains of the yeast resulting from the manufacture of beer, once dried, are used as a dietary supplement, especially appreciated for its high content of high quality protein (containing all essential amino acids) and B vitamins, especially biotin, folic acid, minerals (chromium, selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus).
The Vitamin B is essential for the nervous system and to strengthen the immune system. This combination of biotin and minerals has made brewer’s yeast is considered an interesting nutritional supplement, especially to strengthen hair, skin and nails. But there are other less well-known properties, for example, did you know that brewer’s yeast is good for the heart?
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Good for the heart and defenses
Thus, for example, it helps to regulate the cholesterol and triglycerides levels (having high levels is a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders). It can be combined with milk, juice, salads or yogurt. Brewer’s yeast strengthens defenses, helps metabolize fats and carbohydrates and balances the levels of glucose in blood, being a food admitted in the diets of diabetic people. Furthermore, it exerts a regenerative effect of the intestinal flora (good bacteria).
Brewer’s yeast has also been found that it is a good liver protector (liver protector by its content of selenium, glutathione, choline and B vitamins), so we should not dismiss it as a good ally in cleansing diets.
Rich in fiber and low in sodium
Being low in sodium, people with hypertension can also take it.
And if you suffer from constipation problems, brewer’s yeast also can help you. In this case, adds a teaspoon to the meals to obtain an extra contribution of fibre that helps to regulate the intestinal transit.
How to take
Brewer’s yeast is found in different ways, in powder, flakes or capsules. If we choose the first option, brewer’s yeast should be taken throughout the day, dusting it in the main meals (2-3 tablespoons per day). If we take it in capsules or supplements, follow the indications of the brochure. You can add to a number of dishes, including salads, soups, sauces, smoothies or juices.