Miso soup is one of my favorite things to make! It is a traditional Japanese soup that is composed of a stock called “dashi,” which miso paste is mixed into. Miso paste is fermented soybean paste that contains probiotics which is where the amazing health benefits come from. This soup is delicious and the miso paste provides amazing health benefits like the following!
1: Improves Digestion
The probiotics in miso fight digestive issues that are a result of an imbalance in the bacteria in your stomach. Also, a. oryzae is the dominant probiotic strain found in miso, which has been known to reduce the symptoms of digestive problems like inflammatory bowel disease.
2: Boost Metabolism
Miso contains high amounts of sirtuins, which are proteins that regulate cells and boost the metabolism.
3: Linked to Natural Cancer Prevention
Miso gives the body powerful probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants that has made it associated with natural cancer prevention. Also, the antioxidant content of miso increases when it’s been fermented for longer periods of time.
4: Strengthen the Immune System
The probiotics in miso can strength the gastrointestinal microbiota in your stomach, which leads to a stronger immune system.
5: Reduce Cholesterol Levels
Miso has been shown to lower your “bad” cholesterol levels, which is great for your health!
6: Improve Brain Health
The probiotics in miso improves your brain health, by increasing memory retention, reducing levels of stress and anxiety, and more.
7: Regulates Blood Pressure
The salt in miso paste doesn’t affect the blood pressure like the typical sodium chloride affects it. Miso is also known for lowering cardiovascular risk and organ damage.
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