Why Miso Is Incredibly Healthy?
The Benefits Of Miso Soup For Weight Loss:
1) Soothing Your Body With A Natural Antioxidant And Improving Digestion :
Miso contains high amounts of Vitamin C which helps your body fight off free radicals. These are unstable molecules that cause damage to cells and DNA.
Free radical damage causes aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases.
2) Maintaining Health By Increasing Nutrient Absorption:
Miso is rich in fiber, protein and vitamins B6, E and K. Fiber helps with digestion and promotes proper absorption of nutrients from food.
Protein is essential for muscle growth while vitamin K helps prevent blood clotting. All these factors contribute to maintaining good health.
3) Preventing Heart Disease:
Miso contains folic acid which prevents neural tube defects (birth defect of developing fetus). Folic acid helps prevent birth defects such as spina bifida, anencephaly and other birth defects.
Also it reduces the risk of having a child with Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.
4) Protecting Against Cancer:
Miso is rich in phytochemicals that have anti-cancer properties. Glutamates in miso offer tumor protection in the stomach.
Isoflavones prevent the growth of cancer cells and also enhance the effects of some medications.
5) Promoting Mental Health:
Miso has high levels of B vitamins which help keep your brain functioning at its best. It can also help prevent memory loss and dementia.
6) Preventing Osteoporosis:
Taking in enough Vitamin K can help prevent osteoporosis since it helps your body absorb calcium. Be sure to take in vitamin D as well since it helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach.
Calcium is very important for building and maintaining strong bones.
Is Miso Good For You?
Yes, miso is good for you but it’s also very high in sodium (salt). You don’t want to overdo it. For most people, miso is well tolerated in moderation. If you have high blood pressure or other health problems being monitored by a physician, ask them if you should limit your intake of miso soup.
Miso Soup For Weight Loss:
There are many weight loss benefits of miso soup. It’s rich in fiber, full of lean protein and full of vitamins and minerals.
One serving has as much potassium as a banana. A typical bowl of miso soup made with dashi, tofu and wakame (seaweed) has about 100 calories. It’s a low calorie, filling meal that is easy to make and take to work with you for lunch.
Miso is naturally gluten free. If you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, you can still enjoy miso because it’s made with soy beans and not wheat.
To make a bowl of healthy miso soup for lunch at work, start by heating up some water in the microwave. Add a cube of beef flavored instant miso soup (this makes about 1 cup).
Then cut up an egg roll into small pieces and add that to the soup. Lastly cut up some green onions and add that to the soup. Stir and let the flavors combine until it’s warm.
The nutrition facts for this lunch is: Calories: 100, Total Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 1640mg, Total Carbs: 10g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Protein: 5g.
You can substitute the instant miso soup for a cup of hot water mixed with 2 tablespoons of red miso paste.
Sources & references used in this article:
Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fermenting Grains and Beans by KK Shockey, C Shockey – 2019 – books.google.com
Is Soy Healthy? by S Hill – blog.eimele.com
The pH Miracle: Balance your Diet, reclaim your health by RO Young, SR Young – 2008 – books.google.com