How the beta glucan fiber in brewer’s, baker’s, and nutritional yeast can improve wound healing and, potentially, anti-cancer immunity.
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If beta glucans are really so powerful, might there be concern that it might overstimulate the immune system in certain autoimmune conditions? Yes, see Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease? (http://www.nutritionfacts.org/topics/does-nutritional-yeast-trigger-crohns-disease) and Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone? (http://www.nutritionfacts.org/topics/is-nutritional-yeast-healthy-for-everyone).
What about just fighting off run of the mill infections? Glad you asked! Check out:
• Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/preserving-immune-function-in-athletes-with-nutritional-yeast/)
• Best Food to Prevent Common Childhood Infections (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best-Food-to-Prevent-Common-Childhood-Infections)
• Best Food to Counter Stress-Induced Immune Suppression (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best-Food-to-Counter-stress-Induced-Immune-Suppression)
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