The Japanese have long known about miso’s remarkable health benefits. Recent research has found that the benefits of miso come not only from the nutrients in the soybeans, but also from other ingredietns that arise from the actions of aspergillus and other molds used in the fermentation and aging processes.
Protein, Vitamin E, Saponin, Trypsin inhibitor, Isoflavones, Lecithin, Choline, Natural pigments, Dietary fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Prostaglandin E, Fatty Acid, and Minerals
Miso Soup helps prevent gastric disorders
Studies indicate that those who regularly have miso soup are less susceptible to gastric cancer and suffer less from stomach disorders such as gastritis, gastritic ulcerr or duodenal ulcers. Miso is rich in digestive Enzymes and provides protective action for the stomach lining. Studies have also shown that a daily intake of miso soup also helps to prevent breast cancer.
Lab tests have also shown that miso helps to prevent colon cancer in lab rats and liver cancer in lab mice.
Prevents high blood pressure and strokes
Miso is rich in magnesium and potassium, which can serve as an effective counter against excessive sodium intake.
Daily intake of miso may also help to slow down the aging process
Free radicals, or active oxygen, are known to cause aging. It is believed that miso’s antioxidant properties play a significant role in helping Japanese people enjoy the longest lifespan in the world.
Miso’s dietary fiber cleanses the intestines while the microbes found in miso purge harmful bacteria and toxins from the intestines.
Improves brain metabolism rate
Miso is rich in ingredients that work to counter high blood pressure and strokes, as well as improve the brain metabolism rate and reduce body toxins.