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Have you ever tried miso?

Miso is a fermented Japanese soybean paste made with salt, koji and sometimes other ingredients like seaweed. It is celebrated in Japanese culture for its vast array of healthy properties like aiding longevity, memory, cholesterol reduction due to lecithin, weight loss, boosting immunity, preventing osteoporosis due to its isoflavones, and easing stress with calcium and vitamin B.

It is often served as a savory broth packed with seaweed, tofu, scallions and mushrooms. Those ingredients may be keeping this from your menu, but here are some more reasons to give it a try.

It tastes good.

I contains high levels of ‘sirtuins’ – proteins that lead to increased wellbeing and longevity.

Miso is also packed with vitamin F (linoleic acid) and anti-oxidants which keeps skin soft and youthful. It is even said to help fight acne.

It has digestive enzymes and lactic acid bacteria which can strengthen the digestive system and contains acetylcholine which may prevent memory loss. Talk about a superfood!

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