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Nutritional yeast is usually fortified with B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and B12, says Miremadi, all of which help convert food into fuel so you get through the day feeling energized. The vitamin B12 is particularly important for vegans and vegetarians. “They can have a hard time getting a sufficient amount of the vitamin in their diets because it’s naturally present in animal products like fish, beef, liver, and milk products, but it’s generally not naturally found in plant foods,” she adds. The National Institutes of Health recommends 2.4 mcg of B12 per day, so sprinkling just two tablespoons of nutritional yeast on roasted veggies is an easy way to meet your daily minimum.
Bonus: Miremadi says nutritional yeast is also a good source of selenium and zinc, which help boost immune function, and with three grams of fiber and seven grams of protein in two tablespoons, it’s not a bad idea to add it to your post-workout recovery meal.