It’s no secret that the key to being healthy and staying that way, is to have an immune system that runs at full speed. The best way that we can ensure that our bodies are up and running as efficiently as they possibly can be is to live a life that positively affects our immune system and our body as a whole.
Proper diet and exercise are keys to staying healthy in both the body and the mind. Changes in our immune system take place during even the most moderate of physical activity. Now, even though this is true, it is possible to do too much and to put your health at risk of illness. When we over train the body cannot compensate and physical activity can actually be detrimental to overall health.
As we go from inactive to active, out infection risk does indeed decline, but putting excess stress on the body can adversely increase the risk of infection. So, if this is the case, how can you fight off sickness in order to keep up the physical activity needed in order to be healthy? It’s a little bit of a catch 22, but it is possible.
A recent study found that we can better maintain our level of circulating white blood cells after extreme physical activity and exercise by consuming fiber that is contained only in brewers and nutritional yeast. Consuming just three quarters of a teaspoon of this yeast directly following exercise, especially overly strenuous activity, raises white blood cells. White blood cells are used within the body to fight off infection and illness. Keeping these levels high can drastically improve health, and restore much of the nutrients lost during a sweaty workout.
Found in most natural food stores, nutritional yeast is sometimes called “Nooch.” This white blood cell booster isnt typically found in gym bags across the country, but it most certainly should be. Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat. This means that it does not froth or grow like baking yeast does so when placed into foods it will not rise like traditional yeast does.
Its as simple as sprinkling it on pasta or using it as a flavor enhancer. A great source of vitamins, particularly B12, zinc and folic acid, this yeast is great in flavor and has a wealth of health benefits.
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