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Smart Snacking Before Mealtime

What do you do when you've got hungry family members hovering in the kitchen before dinner just looking for something to eat? Put out the healthy foods, that will not only curb their appetites, but do them some good!

Do you know about Nutritional Yeast? It's a tasty way to add Vitamin B
to your everyday foods, and can be sprinkled on popcorn, pizza, mashed potatoes, pasta, steamed vegetables, and other foods.

So what exactly is nutritional yeast?  
Nutritional Yeast is a deactivated yeast (not to be confused with Brewer's yeast, which has a completely different taste and purpose).  Nutritional yeast is a living microorganism grown on sugarcane and beet molasses.  When the yeast is ready, it is killed (deactivated) with heat and then harvested, washed, dried and packaged. 

Nutritional yeast benefits:

  • Has 6 grams of protein in just 2 tbs
  • Great source of minerals
  • Great cheesy taste
  • Gluten free 
  • Salt free
  • A great source of Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid

Low Sodium

Nutritional yeast is naturally low in sodium, making it a perfect addition for those monitoring their sodium intake. Low sodium diets are beneficial for a variety of health-related conditions including prevention of heart disease, controlling blood pressure and weight reduction. Nutritional yeast can be used as a low sodium alternative in a variety of meals.

Vitamin B can help boost your mood, and give you energy!

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