I’m not going to lie to you – brewer’s yeast is an acquired taste, but it is SO good for you. Keep reading to find out why and how you should eat it.
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Even though it has an interesting taste, it has some amazing health benefits and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It’s also low in calories and 100% vegan. In fact, it makes a perfect supplement for vegans and vegetarians who are looking for some extra iron and protein.
A few years ago, I was suffering from really bad acne and it was taking a toll on my self-esteem and self-image. After torturing my skin with irritating topical creams and astringents for years with little improvement, I felt like there had to be a better way. So, I decided to look for a more natural solution.
I did a bit of reading and research on how to cure acne naturally and got to work. I started doing things to reduce my stress levels (deep breathing, exercise), and I began using natural creams (cocoa butter, aloe vera) and moisturizing MORE, not less. I also started drinking brewer’s yeast in soy milk every day.
I felt better almost instantly. My skin was soothed, I was energetic and healthy, and my acne started to gradually disappear. After a few months I realized that I had effectively healed my skin, and I can attest years later that I healed it for good!
Between the brewer’s yeast, the exercise, the cocoa butter cream, and the aloe vera, my acne slowly faded away and has been gone ever since. I’ve even gone days or weeks without aloe vera, cocoa butter, exercise, or brewer’s yeast and the acne never returns!
I strongly believe in using natural creams to heal and nourish skin, but I know that the brewer’s yeast drinks played a HUGE role in getting rid of my annoying adult acne.
Brewer’s yeast is great for your skin because it contains Biotin, a B-vitamin that is essential to maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. It’s also a probiotic, and anything that cleans up your gut will clean up your skin and keep your entire body healthy.
In addition, brewer’s yeast has tons of fiber which further helps to clean up your system and regulate your digestive health. It also has seven grams of protein per tablespoon which can help keep you full and satisfied between meals and even aid in weight loss!
Brewer’s yeast is naturally bitter tasting, but this can vary greatly depending on the brand you buy. I am a huge fan of brewer’s yeast and have tried a bunch of different brands, and I can say hands down that Twinlab makes the best tasting brewer’s yeast because it’s debittered and therefore much easier to eat or drink.
The others brands I tried were just way too bitter for me or just plain gross. I ended up trying a variety because different shops carry different brands, and it’s rare to find a shelf full of brewer’s yeast no matter where you go. You’d be lucky to be able to pick from two or three brands at any given store. Not every store carries Twinlab debittered brewer’s yeast, but you can always buy it online.
Adding a bit of natural sweetener actually makes brewer’s yeast pretty tolerable, and to my surprise, I started to like the taste and look forward to my brewer’s yeast drinks. I definitely advise that you use a blender to mix your brewer’s yeast drinks. Otherwise, it will just clump up and stick to your spoon, and you could choke on powder if you do attempt to drink it. My Magic Bullet Blender always works great for me!
Check out the infographic below for the complete benefits of eating brewer’s yeast and how you can eat it!
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