HEALTH BENEFITS OF MISO
Miso is famous for its powerhouse of nutritional benefits. Indeed in Japan, the daily dose of fermented soy that is full of antioxidants is thought to be one of the key secrets behind the long and healthy lives of the Japanese.
Miso is naturally rich in protein, vitamin B12, vitamin K, and fibre. Studies have also discovered that miso contains enzymes and bacteria that aid digestion and the absorption of nutrients, so it’s perfect for enjoying at the end of meals. Other studies indicate that miso helps with fatigue relief, cholesterol reduction, improved digestion, anti-aging and a reduced cancer risk.
The Japanese love to enjoy miso soup every day, from morning breakfast to a digestif at the end of a heavy meal in the evening. Enjoyed regularly, miso soup helps to build and strengthen the immune system so that the body is more able to fight infection and disease.
The June 2003 issue of Journal of the National Cancer Institute includes a study showing miso’s preventive effects against breast cancer. Involving over 20,000 Japanese women, the study highlighted that those who consumed miso regularly had a 40% reduced risk of developing the disease.
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