Despite its name, yeast brewers powder would do a pretty poor job in your bread dough mix. It is an inactive yeast which is packed full of protein, B vitamins and other nutrients – but lacks the power to leaven dough. This doesn’t make it any less useful though.
The product can be extracted from a number of different sources, including sugar beet molasses and grain-based beer brewing. Its original source impacts the flavour.
Brewers yeast powder is a great way to support healthy coats and skin for pets. As well as this, pets may benefit from this supplement to improve their appetite, digestion and immune system. It can be given to pets orally, or sprinkled on their foods, but care should be taken over dosage.
Brewer’s yeast powder is a probiotic therefore it is able to help balance the good bacteria found in the gut. It can also help soothe diarrhoea if antibiotics, travel or irritable bowel syndrome are the cause.
This natural supplement is also a good source of the mineral chromium. This may help to lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics.
It’s often recommended for vegetarians and vegans who may lack certain nutrients in their diet, which brewer’s yeast can deliver. Finally, it is thought to help boost immunity and reduce both the frequency and the severity of coughs, colds and flu.
Brewer’s yeast powder can easily be sprinkled on salads, baked goods or added to smoothies, soups and other food and drinks. However, it should be noted that a fairly common side effect can be gas and bloating.
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