In this article, taking advantage of the international beer day, we will talk about the Brewer's yeast, and its benefits if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We have already mentioned that during pregnancy and lactation the mother's diet should be abundant in fruits and vegetables, with a sufficient amount of carbohydrates and legumes. In addition to animal proteins, milk and derivatives.
To this diet it is more than recommended that include brewer's yeast, we'll tell you why, how many times a day, and the formats in which you can find it. And beware, because the consumption of alcohol is still not recommended during pregnancy and lactation!
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Very beneficial properties of brewer's yeast
During pregnancy, brewer's yeast is recommended for improve states of depression and anxiety, lowers cholesterol and favors intestinal traffic. It improves the condition of the skin, hair and nails, and provides a large amount of essential nutrients for the baby, such as proteins and minerals, such as selenium and chromium. On the other hand, among the properties of brewer's yeast is that of regenerate tissues, something wonderful for a quick recovery after childbirth.
To give you more information we tell you that yeast is rich in B vitamins, such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid, and biotin, except for B12. It is useful for the control of sugar in the blood in women who suffer from diabetes, it also works as a galactogogue, that is, it increases the production of milk in the mother.
However, we also have to warn you that there are moms who experience an allergy. Symptoms are usually shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness, or hives, rashes, and inflammations affecting the skin. If you have colitis, irritable bowel, or Crohn's disease, brewer's yeast can exacerbate your symptoms. It is also not recommended if you have a tendency to suffer from calcium or uric acid kidney stones.
When and how to drink brewer's yeast
The first thing that is recommended is that the brewer's yeast be taken at the same time as the mealsWe are talking about three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your body will better absorb this substance in the company of other foods, regardless of the format to take it.
The format can be in capsules. as powders, or flakes and you can buy them in herbalists, parapharmacies and nutrition stores. You will see that there are many brands. Some of these brands in addition to brewer's yeast include other food supplements. Each one must choose the system that is most comfortable for her, but whatever it is, remember to take it with other foods.
A tablespoon of brewer's yeast gives you about 10 grams of protein. A pregnant woman needs about 80 grams a day, so with two tablespoons you have 25% of those recommended.
Brewer's yeast flakes or cooking powders
We have already said that brewer's yeast is a very interesting ingredient to add to dishes. Vegetarian and vegan moms have many recipes with her, you can cook vegetables, legumes and cereals. The peculiarity that it has in the kitchen is that it greatly enhances the flavors of the food it accompanies.
To give you an idea of how it tastes, it has a strong, concentrated aroma, Some associate it with shades of cheese or nuts, it is even defined as a umami flavor. If you have it in powder you can add it, after having cooked it to soups, hot or cold vegetable creams, yogurt with cereals, pasta sauces, stuffed with vegetables, gratin or even battered.
One of the few side effects that brewer's yeast has are: gases, that you can also cause them with breastfeeding in your baby. It is also possible that your milk and the baby itself smell, a little like yeast.