EP 160: Is Nutritional Yeast OK to use after Weight Loss Surgery?

bariatric surgery success podcast

HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr. Susan Mitchell 


Christine asked me if nutritional yeast is a replacement for vegan cheese. Sandy wants to know if nutritional yeast is a good way to increase her protein. I bet you have some questions about it too. Is it ok to use nutritional yeast after your weight loss surgery and what medical issues might not be a good mix with this yeast? Stay right where you are…Gayle, Isabel and I have the answers about nutritional yeast also known as nooch.

Podcast Guests: 

Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RD

Bariatric Coordinator

UVA Health in Haymarket, Virginia

Email: [email protected] 

Gayle Brazzi Smith MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN

Registered & Licensed Dietitian

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute

Orlando, FL

Email: [email protected]

Website: OrlandoHealth.com/Bariatrics  


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In this episode, we discuss the topic of nutritional yeast, also known as nooch. We'll cover what nutritional yeast is, its taste and nutritional content, its uses in cooking, and medical issues and considerations related to its consumption. 


Nutritional yeast is a cheesy-tasting cousin to brewer's yeast and baker's yeast, and it is often used as a replacement for cheese in vegan cooking.

It is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and it is low in calories and sugar.

Nutritional yeast can be added to various dishes, such as soups, salads, roasted vegetables, and mashed cauliflower.

Individuals with yeast or mold allergies, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, kidney stones, gout, migraines, or those taking certain medications should exercise caution or avoid consuming nutritional yeast.





What is Nutritional Yeast?


Taste and Nutritional Content of Nutritional Yeast


Uses of Nutritional Yeast in Cooking



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