Magical Miso

August 10, 2015

Miso soup first appeared on tables in Japan around 500 years ago. Today, most of the Japanese population begin their day with a warm bowl of miso soup, believed to stimulate digestion and energise the body.

Made from miso – a fermented soybean paste – combined with dashi broth (or fish stock), miso soup has long been associated with good health and longevity. At Sushi Wawa, our miso soup recipe includes popular ingredients ‘wakame’ (seaweed), ‘aburaage’ (deep fried tofu) and spring onion. It’s just $3 per bowl.

Yes, we think miso is magical! And here are 10 scientifically-researched reasons why:

  1. Contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
  2. Stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach.
  3. Restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines.
  4. Aids in the digestion and assimilation of other foods in the intestines.
  5. Is a good vegetable-quality source of B vitamins (especially B12).
  6. Strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid.
  7. Reduces risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.
  8. Protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, an alkaloid that chelates heavy metals and discharges them from the body.
  9. Strengthens the immune system and helps to lower LDL cholesterol.
  10. High in antioxidants that protects against free radicals.

Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-and-uses-for-miso.html

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