Nutritional Yeast / Brewer's Yeast

Discussion in 'Diet, Recipes' started by narouz, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. narouz

    narouz Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    4,429
    I really liked that stuff,
    but I have the sneaking feeling that Dr. Peat wouldn't say it is a healthy food.
    I believe that some consider it at least somewhat excito-toxic,
    maybe high in glutamates...?

    Has anybody heard or read anything from Peat on this?
     
  2. cliff

    cliff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    420
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Re: Nutritional Yeast?

    Pretty sure he says its high in estrogen/phosphate and should only be used short term. His father used high amounts of it to cure his diabetes.
     
  3. pete

    pete Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2012
    Messages:
    139
    Re: Nutritional Yeast?
     
  4. OP
    narouz

    narouz Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    4,429
    Re: Nutritional Yeast?

    Darn.
    I figured.

    I think Peat is talking about Brewers Yeast, though,
    so maybe there's still hope for Nutritional Yeast
    which is pretty different I think.

    Here's a quote from Peat in:
    Diabetes, Scleroderma, Oils and Hormones
    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/diabetes.shtml

     
  5. DMF

    DMF Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    187
    Brewers Yeast Vs. "Nutritional Yeast"

    Who can say of the differences/similarities between the two? Which is healthier? Brewers Yeast has multiplied in price, tastes the same from brand to brand(Lewis Labs, Solgar, etc.) the other, "nutritional yeast" remains comparitively cheap, makes your urine yellow(why is that?)
     
  6. kiran

    kiran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,054
    Gender:
    Male
    Re: Brewers Yeast Vs. "Nutritional Yeast"

    The yellow is probably from the B2 and related substances.
     
  7. kiran

    kiran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,054
    Gender:
    Male
    Re: Nutritional Yeast?

    In a related story, me and my father both saw improvements from Diamond V XPC which is another kind of yeast. My father recovered from his bout of dementia (alzheimer's ?) after a few months of this stuff. Still not clear on why exactly it helped both of us, but it did.
     
  8. ddjd

    ddjd Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,258
    so which is better nutritional yeast or brewers yeast?
     
  9. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    kiran, how did you and your dad take it and how much?
     
  10. kiran

    kiran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,054
    Gender:
    Male
    We both took about a tsp with every meal. I just swallowed it with some water and dad took it with yogurt.
     
  11. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    Thank you. :hattip
     
  12. achillea

    achillea Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Messages:
    713
    Gender:
    Male
    Could be the beta glucans helped the immune capabilities
     
  13. Glassy

    Glassy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    243
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Queensland Australia
    I still don’t know if I like the nutritional yeast. It’s great in cooking sauces and has a rich Unami flavour but it’s one flavour I associate with foods high in glutamates.

    Interesting on the DiamondV. What did it taste like?

    I remember choking back brewers yeast as a protein source when younger and the taste still haunts me.

    From Wikipedia:
    Glutamic acid
    Nutritional yeast products do not have any added monosodium glutamate; however, all inactive yeast contains a certain amount of free glutamic acid because when the yeast cells are killed, the proteins that compose the cell walls begins to degrade, breaking down into the amino acids that originally formed the proteins. Glutamic acid is a naturally occur
     
  14. SOMO

    SOMO Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2018
    Messages:
    846
    Gender:
    Male
    I love how nutritional yeast tastes, but it's definitely got an umami taste which = glutamate.

    However, since it's heated and deactivated, it's possible it's less estrogenic than bakers/brewer's yeast.
     
  15. griesburner

    griesburner Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    compared to nutritional yeast, brewers yeast is easy available in nearly all shops here in gwrmany and way cheaper. and i am pretty sure that most products are deactivated, too. I like the taste of it and its a very easy form to get a good amount of b vitamins in. But i am a bit sceptical about the glutamate content, too as i dont feel allright if i took too much.
     
  16. SOMO

    SOMO Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2018
    Messages:
    846
    Gender:
    Male
    Taste of Nutritional yeast is completely different and that's the reason why people buy it. NY tastes like parmesan cheese, and brewers yeast tastes like....yeast. Regardless of nutritional benefits, nutritional yeast tastes much, much better.
     
Loading...