2. Support Immune Function
There’s plenty of research to prove that nutritional yeast is beneficial for the health of the digestive system. Yeast comes in different “strains,” with “S. cerevisiae,” being the type found in nutritional yeast.
This strain of yeast reduces inflammation in the gastrointestinal system, improving biome function while eliminating any signs of bacterial infection. Some may find it confusing that yeast can eradicate bacteria because thrush and candida are also known as a “yeast infection.” However, the strain found in nutritional yeast features anti-bacterial properties.
Nutritional yeast also provides relief for people experiencing a bout of diarrhea, the yeast alters the bacterial balance in the GI tract, allowing for healthy bacteria to prosper, while harmful bacteria die off.
Since 70-percent of our immune system resides in the GI tract, a healthy gut improves immune function, increasing resistance to infection and disease. Add a tablespoon of nutritional yeast to your meal and give you gut what it needs to function in an optimal state.