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Is yeast extract harmful to the body?

Yeast Extract Healthy

Yeast is the earlier and most widely used microorganisms by human beings. The main components are peptides, amino acids, nucleotides, B vitamins, microelements and some metabolic intermediates. It is an excellent natural flavoring, and has a wide range of uses in the food industry. In medicine, it was initially used to treat thrush, and later gradually applied to the skin care industry, involving whitening, anti-aging, dark circles, acne products and shampoo and hair care and other fields. In recent years, with the deepening of people’s understanding of yeast extracts, the market for yeast extracts is getting bigger and bigger and the range of applications is getting wider and wider!

Yeast extract is obtained from yeast after fermentation, extraction and other processes, which is rich in protein, amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients, commonly used in food additives, as long as it is not a large number of intake, in the food safety standards allow the scope of the intake of the right amount of human health benefits.

Yeast is rich in some nutrients, such as dietary fiber, protein, etc., can achieve the role of promoting food digestion, can improve the taste of food, can enhance appetite and improve appetite. It is also very effective in hydrating the skin and improving skin texture problems. Because yeast extract contains a certain amount of moisturizing factor, commonly used in skin care and facial masks, long-term use, for the skin’s antioxidant function and skin hydration is a very good effect. Moreover, the active substances in yeast extract have the effect of regulating blood lipids and blood pressure, which helps to prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Besides, yeast extract can promote cell metabolism, thus improving the body’s immunity, stamina and resistance.

However, yeast extract also contains high purine, if the intake of yeast extract exceeds the food safety standards, it may lead to elevated uric acid in the human body, which may induce or aggravate the symptoms of gout and hyperuricemia in severe cases. Moreover, yeast contains a certain amount of sugar, if too much yeast is added to foods such as buns, steamed bread, bread, etc., excessive intake at one time may cause fluctuations in blood glucose, which is detrimental to people with high blood glucose and obesity. Secondly, for people with allergies, yeast extract may trigger allergic reactions. Certain ingredients in yeast extract may cause symptoms such as skin redness, swelling, itching and breathing difficulties in people with allergies. Therefore, this group of people should undergo allergy testing before ingesting yeast extracts.

Lastly, any food should be consumed in moderation. Excessive intake of yeast extract may burden organs such as the liver and kidneys, leading to impairment of their functions. Therefore, it is recommended that the intake of yeast extract should be in moderation according to one’s health condition and nutritional needs. It is recommended to purchase yeast extract from formal establishments when consuming yeast extract so as to avoid purchasing yeast extract that does not comply with food safety regulations and is not conducive to human health when consumed.


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