Yeast – an addition to the diet


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Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are single-celled fungi that reproduce by budding. Under favorable conditions yeast cells bud very quickly, hence the saying “grows like yeast. 


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Yeast has been of great economic importance for centuries. The fermentation properties of baker’s yeast, brewer’s and wine yeast have been and are used on a large scale in the food industry. 

The most nutritional value is brewer’s yeast, which is much higher than bakery yeast. Many people, however, believe in the beneficial effect of the treatment of drinking a drink prepared by pouring baking yeast into warm water or milk with the addition of sugar. Such a yeast drink can do more harm than good. Yeasts begin to ferment in our digestive tract and until they are digested, they can cause unpleasant gastrointestinal problems. In addition, live yeast cells take B vitamins from our body, especially B1 and biotin. If you want to prepare a yeast drink yourself, you should simply “kill” or pour boiling water. 

Brewer’s yeast (also known as beer or brewery) can be bought in pharmacies in the form of lozenges. They are obtained as a by-product in the production of beer. In the process of pharmaceutical treatment, they are cleaned and free of bitterness, which comes from complex chemical compounds contained in hop cones. In addition, the content of nucleic acids decreases in them, because their excess is harmful – it can cause gout.

Brewer’s yeast is a source of easily digestible protein. They contain almost the entire set of B vitamins and many mineral substances – phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium and chromium. Due to the rich composition of brewer’s yeast, they are an ideal dietary supplement in case of skin or hair problems. B vitamins are involved in the transformation of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They are necessary for the proper functioning of the skin and mucous membranes. They can prevent excessive greasing of the skin and hair. 

Among the group B vitamins brewer’s yeast contains biotin (vitamin H), which restores hair elasticity, helps to suppress their graying and loss. Its deficiency can cause psoriatic skin changes and skin discoloration. Brewer’s yeast is also a source of pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5. Symptoms of shortage of this substance may be hair loss and premature graying. In addition, the zinc present in yeast is indispensable for normal hair growth. It is also used to treat excessively oily and acne-prone skin. 

Brewer’s yeast is a rich source of chromium, which is part of the so-called glucose tolerance factor. Its effect is that together with insulin, it facilitates the transport of glucose to the body’s cells. Chromium deficiency causes disturbances of this mechanism and, as a result, fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Chromium helps control blood sugar levels, therefore it is recommended for diabetes and hypoglycaemia. 

In recent years, chrome has also made a great career as a weight loss aid. Thanks to the ability to regulate the level of sugar in blood, it can be helpful in limiting attacks of wolf hunger, eating between meals and excessive appetite for sweets. Due to the content of easily available chromium, brewer’s yeast should be used during weight loss. In addition, they are a source of many nutrients that we deprive the body during restrictive diets. 

Yeast pills are recommended for the treatment of many ailments. They relieve migraine conditions, are helpful in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, stimulate the immune system. Yeasts are recommended for hyperactive and nervous people, they also help in the treatment of insomnia. They improve concentration, so they can be used, for example, during intensive learning. 


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Posted on: February 22, 2019

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