Super Healthy Flavor Maker | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 15.09.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Have you ever tried nutritional yeast? Ok, don’t laugh, let me give you
some reasons why you should. First, what is it? It is a pure yeast strain from the same
family as shrooms, mushrooms. It looks a little like flour, but is more yellowish in color.
You can generally find it in the bulk section of health food stores. So why go looking for
it? Well, nutritional yeast has many health benefits. First, one ounce has more than 200
percent of your daily needs of vitamin B12, an essential micronutrient that is needed
for the proper formation of red blood cells. It's plant-based, so it's perfect for you
vegetarians and vegas out there. Other than nutritional yeast, sources of B12 mostly come
from animal products, so nutritional yeast is a great plant-based alternative. It’s
also an excellent source of protein and fiber. But perhaps the best part is the flavor it
brings. Add it to soups for a rich, cheesy kick. Sprinkle it on popcorn or pasta like
parmesan cheese. It’s such a versatile ingredient, you’ll probably come up with your own uses
for it. So remember: Nutritional yeast may sound really funky, but the health benefits
and taste benefits will help you feel a little bit better.