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My husband and I LOVE nutritional yeast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"> When we started eating it about six months ago, it quickly became one of our favorite foods. But now that I've mostly eliminated dairy, I find that I'm eating <b>a lot</b> more of it. I might use it in both breakfast and dinner, generally using it where I would have previously used cheese. For example, for breakfast this morning I put about 3 tablespoons in with my tofu scramble, and then tonight I'm making the mac & trees recipe with cheezy nooch sauce from Appetite for Reduction. Is it alright to eat this much nutritional yeast?<br><br>
Also, I'm totally surprised in how easy it's been to cut out eggs and dairy from my diet! I <b>really</b> miss my poached eggs, but surprisingly I don't really care about not eating cheese. I've eaten probably 90% vegan for the past two weeks, and I feel good. My husband has noticed that I seem healthier, and I think my skin has cleared up a bit, too. Last week or the week before I posted a thread in the vegetarian forum asking why people didn't go vegan-I wasn't trying to start a flame war, but the thread did get shut down pretty quickly! Someone linked me to an older (flame-filled) thread about the same subject though, which more or less pushed me towards my decision to go vegan. I don't know if I will end up 100% vegan, but I do definitely feel good about eliminating the majority of animal products from my diet and life ♥♥♥
 

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I don't see why it would be a problem. You just might have neon pee.
 

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I think it's fine. Hell, since going vegan I've pretty much given myself license to eat hummus and Oreos as much as I want (not together <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">). As long as your overall diet is healthy and balanced, there's nothing wrong with indulging in certain things that you like. Giving myself a little latitude on stuff like that helps me stay vegan. Especially when you're in a transitional period, which it sounds like you might be, I think exploring yummy vegan food is really important.
 

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That is awesome that you've been eating mostly vegan for two weeks! Congrats!<br><br>
We sprinkle nooch on just about everything and make a nooch sauce about once every week. So far we're alright! I've heard of someone getting niacin flush (they explained it as short-term hives) from eating tons of nooch, niacin being one of the B-vitamins. Seems like a rare occurrence though. If you're worried, maybe experiment with other types of sauces like a nooch-free tahini sauce. Good luck!<br><br>
*Note: Nooch = slang for nutritional yeast
 

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Oreos are vegan?! BEST. NEWS. EVER. And yeah, I hear you on the letting yourself indulge on certain things, too. I am somewhat of a big girl (~175lbs.) so I am a little concerned about going overboard, but I feel like if I am not putting cheese on my sandwich why can't I have a little extra avocado? The first cookbook I ordered was Appetite for Reduction, but I just ordered the Veganomicon last night (because I wanted brownies and the closest ready-made vegan brownies are 2 hours from my house) and I'm really looking forward to experimenting with all of the new/different things I will try now.
 

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Okay, I just thought of another question: if we are eating this much nutritional yeast, do we still need to take a B12 supplement?
 

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Awww, now I want oreos! Are you in U.S.? They're vegan in America, not so sure about other places.<br>
I've only seen Red Star nut. yeast, and it lists B12. I've heard they're not all supplemented with it, so check the label. Soymilks, cereals, even Stride gum has B12.<br>
Check out the threads on B12, they're full of good info.<br><br>
I love your avatar, BTW!
 

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Most of the oreos are vegan in Australia. The mini oreos, the oreo sticks are NOT vegan. The flavoured ones are vegan.<br><br>
I love yeast flakes, I wouldn't worry about having too much of it!!!! I have a lot of yeast flakes and still take a B12 supplement, it can not hurt right?
 

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Check out this website:<br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/vegansources" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/vegansources</a><br>
Lots of advice on things I didn't think of. Like B12 losing potentcy stored in clear containers (like my yeast).<br>
I was curious how much Red Star had, since my container said B12, but was smeared.<br>
I think I'll get a sublingual to take a couple times a week, just to be sure. Better yet, I'll get tested.
 

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I take a B12 supplement even though I consume fortified foods like nooch. I consider it insurance. Especially after reading about how some people have developed deficiencies, I definitely do not want to take any chances.
 

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That is awesome that you've been eating mostly vegan for two weeks! Congrats!<br><br>
We sprinkle nooch on just about everything and make a nooch sauce about once every week. So far we're alright! I've heard of someone getting niacin flush (they explained it as short-term hives) from eating tons of nooch, niacin being one of the B-vitamins. Seems like a rare occurrence though. If you're worried, maybe experiment with other types of sauces like a nooch-free tahini sauce. Good luck!<br><br>
*Note: Nooch = slang for nutritional yeast</div>
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So THAT's why I get ichy/red knees, elbows, and hands when I eat lots of nooch sauce! I thought I was allergic to one of the spices. Yay, thank you for posting this. It only lasts like 15 minutes for me so if there's no other side-effects to that I can power through it, lmao.
 

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I take a B12 supplement even though I consume fortified foods like nooch. I consider it insurance. Especially after reading about how some people have developed deficiencies, I definitely do not want to take any chances.</div>
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I agree because the damage is irreversible. I'd rather be safe then sorry!
 
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