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Nutritional yeast: What are the health benefits?

What is nutritional yeast all about?

Nutritional yeast is a supplement that provides B vitamins, protein and beta-glucans (which reduce blood lipid levels). It is also one of the only non-meat sources of B12. Because many vegetarians are often deficient in B12, nutritional yeast is an especially good supplement for them.

Erin Dummert RD, CD
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