PROPERTIES OF BREWER'S YEAST
Brewer's yeast benefits
- Mineral Wealth: Among its many minerals content, chromium is the main one. Chromium intervenes in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it is essential for proper distribution of insulin in cells. It has been shown that people with diabetes maintain levels of blood sugar more stable when taking chromium supplements or eat foods rich in chromium such as apples, nuts, barley or broccoli. Animal foods that are richer in this mineral include meat beef or oysters.
Many studies confirm that levels of chromium from many people in the Western world are low, reason why t you should eat more foods rich in chrome or take supplements that contain it. Incorporate brewer's yeast to your diet can benefit many people but especially those with diabetes.
Some specialists recommend to take this supplement in the treatment of high cholesterol levels . They also attribute to chrome the capacity to reduce cholesterol. Others, nevertheless, consider that it is not really effective in the treatment of this disease.
How to eat brewer's yeast?
You can buy brewer's yeast in powder form or in the form of flakes, to add them directly to your food. There are also pills that can be eaten directly because some people do not like the bitter taste of this product. If you prefer to add it to your food, you can opt for other special products in the form of flakes or dust, to which bitterness has been removed.
Yeast can be used by introducing it into yogurt, smoothies, juices, soups, etc. A very sweet juice is in the best way to disguise its bitter taste. Another way to take it is sprinkled on salads or mixing it with t vegetables. However, when we get used to the taste, this is not a problem to avoid it.
The usual dose is generally about two or three tablespoons daily. It is best to gradually distribute it in the different foods that do not alter too much the flavor of food. If we prefer to taken tablets, we will often eat from 6 to 15 tablets daily. In any case, it is better to look at the prospectus to see the proper amount. There are not enough studies on its use in younger people.
Cautions and interactions
Some people may manifest adjustment problems to this supplement because they are not accustomed. Among the most common symptoms of these initial problems are: itching, skin spots or urticaria. Another possible symptom of lack of initial adaptation is the development of flatulence.
It is convenient to start getting used to taking small amounts to avoid the initial problems. 1/8 of a teaspoon of coffee per day or less. Gradually, this amount will be increased to reach the final dose.
Not enough studies have been carried to determine whether it should or not be provided to pregnant women or infants. Similarly, in case of illness or medication, consult your doctor. There have been cases of hypertension in patients taking certain medications for depression. (Inhibitors of monoamine oxidase-MAO). It may interact with medications for the treatment of fungi (antifungal).
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.