on March 23, 2013
at 03:12 PM
I have never heard of nutritional yeast being called "nooch" before, but a little web search has enlightened me. I used to use it a lot, way back in my dark, v*gan days.
Two main points.
1) As a supplemental food, I think that nutritional yeast is fine as a dressing or topping, but if you're taking it post exercise as some do as a shake or in juice, you can probably do better with real food (heck, just dress your real food with some if you like it).
2) You need to watch out where / how it's produced. Some nutritional yeast is grown on beets, while other forms are a beer making by product, so you're going to end up with lots of gluten contamination.
Nutritional yeast probably isn't ideologically paleo, but the wheat-free versions are undoubtedly okay to include in a paleo inspired diet on occasion.