How the beta glucan fiber in brewer’s, baker’s, and nutritional yeast can improve wound healing and, potentially, anti-cancer immunity.
Subscribe to NutritionFacts.org’s free newsletter at and receive recipes developed by the NF staff that will fuel your fitness goals.
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? ( and 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 (
• Best Food to Prevent Common Childhood Infections (
• Best Food to Counter Stress-Induced Immune Suppression (
Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and someone on the NutritionFacts.org team will try to answer it.
Want to get a list of links to all the scientific sources used in this video? Click on Sources Cited at You’ll also find a transcript and acknowledgements for the video, my blog and speaking tour schedule, and an easy way to search (by translated language even) through our videos spanning more than 2,000 health topics.
If you’d rather watch these videos on YouTube, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here:
Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
Captions for this video are available in several languages. To find yours, click on the settings wheel on the lower-right of the video and then “Subtitles/CC.”
To view the subtitles in transcript format, click on the ellipsis button below the video, choose “Open transcript”, and select the language you’d like to view them in.
Image credit: Alex Ex / Wikimedia
• How Not to Die:
• NEW BOOK – How Not to Diet:
• Podcast: /