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Are nutritional yeast flakes compliant?

Today it is impos­si­ble to ima­gi­ne vegan cui­sine wit­hout yeast flakes. Their spi­cy and often cheese-like tas­te makes their use so popu­lar. In addi­ti­on, they are beco­ming more and more of a trend due to their alle­ged health bene­fits, but this is wron­gly so! 
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Yeast flakes (nut­ri­tio­nal yeast) are known in Eng­lish as “nut­ri­tio­nal yeast”.

Health effects of yeast flakes

The glut­amic acid con­tai­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly in yeast has a very strong effect irri­ta­ting to the intesti­nal muco­sa and can the­r­e­fo­re con­tri­bu­te to intesti­nal dise­a­ses such as irri­ta­ble bowel syn­dro­me or celi­ac dise­a­se. This also appli­es to the purest form of nut­ri­tio­nal yeast. The human body sees nut­ri­tio­nal yeast or nut­ri­tio­nal yeast as an unpro­duc­ti­ve inva­der and so every time you take nut­ri­tio­nal yeast or nut­ri­tio­nal yeast you are put­ting your weight on it Immu­ne sys­tem under stress out of (Revi­sed and Expan­ded Edi­ti­on (p.255) Kind­le version).

Glut­amic acid also works irri­ta­ting to the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem, as it can attach its­elf to neu­rons and thus cau­se problems.

B12 in nutritional yeast flakes?

Some peo­p­le cla­im that yeast flakes are a good source of Vit­amin B12 are. Howe­ver, the truth is that yeast flakes are not natu­ral­ly rich in B12, but B12 is added to the yeast after the fact. The B12 used is usual­ly of very low quality.


Nut­ri­tio­nal yeast or nut­ri­tio­nal yeast should not be con­side­red a bene­fi­ci­al food. Espe­ci­al­ly peo­p­le who alre­a­dy suf­fer from health pro­blems should strict­ly avo­id nut­ri­tio­nal yeast when­ever pos­si­ble. This is for sym­ptom-free peo­p­le eco­no­mic­al Using nut­ri­tio­nal yeast as a fla­vor enhan­cer is an option.

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Astrid Späth has been enthu­si­a­sti­cal­ly imple­men­ting this life­style for hers­elf and her fami­ly sin­ce 2019. It is a chall­enge for them to mas­ter the dif­fe­rent needs and wis­hes of the fami­ly mem­bers in culina­ry terms, which they do bet­ter and bet­ter as their know­ledge increases. 
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