In the U.S. more than 80% of the population consumes a poor diet. People are now consuming more foods high in energy, fats, free sugars and salt/sodium, and many people do not eat enough fruit, vegetables, and other dietary fibre such as whole grains. A poor diet and lifestyle may lead to some consequences that are visible. Among these consequences overweight and obesity are the main important ones. In the U.S. 42% of the adult population can be considered as obese. Other invisibles consequences such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain cancers can be caused by a poor diet.
Having a heathy balanced and diversified diet is important to fulfill all our nutritional needs.
According to the World Health Organization, a healthy diet should include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains.
The benefits of a healthy diet are numerous:
Within the healthy ingredients, nutritional yeast shouldn’t be forgot. Indeed, nutritional yeast as the name explicit it, offers an excellent nutritional profile. Nutritional yeast offers non-animal protein, a good source of fiber, minerals, and B-vitamin. In addition to these good nutrients, nutritional yeast contains almost no salt, and fat. This excellent nutritional profile makes nutritional yeast a healthy ingredient that should consumed by everyone.
While being a healthy ingredient, nutritional yeast is also tasty when sprinkled on food such as salad, soup, savory popcorn. Nutritional yeast can be also incorporated into many different recipes as dips, nondairy sauce, to replace cheese on pasta. Find some inspiration on how to use nutritional yeast thanks to our delicious recipes.