Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brewer's Yeast- the happy vitamin!


Sloshing around in the vats of a brewery, one of Nature's tiniest plants ferments barley and hops into beer.  Now I don't promote beer AT ALL.  But I can promote brewer's yeast- and I'll tell you why.
When dry, these microorganisms are 50% protein, a complete protein, containing a near perfect balance of all the amino acids needed.  They supply whopping amounts B vitamins. They're rich in many minerals and, obviously, they don't go down the brewery drain.  Brewer's wash them off, ridding them of the hops bitter tang, and sell it as Brewer's Yeast.

Brewer's Yeast is a powerhouse of nutritional elements such as Chromium, which helps glucose in diabetics.  It also helps heart disease and lowers cholesterol, blood fat, and opens arteries.  Selinium is found in the special yeast and may prevent cancer.

You can include it in anything- especially baking, or put it in hamburger patties.  Be creative.  

My favorite bonus of the special yeast are the B vitamins.  I call them happy vitamins.  When I was pregnant with girls, I had a lack of B vitamins so bad that I had to have pure B vitamin shots.  Only if I had taken brewer's yeast it might have helped.  This yeast should be on the top of your list for food storage as it will help your system when you are in a stressful situation.

Try out my healthy popcorn recipe and see if you like the natural taste of brewer's yeast.  Even if you don't like the taste, never fear, you can still enjoy it's health benefits- just sneak it into any food- salads, green smoothies, muffins, stews.  Be a health sneak! (not a geek).

In harmony,
Leslie