Today’s food shoppers are probably the most health-conscious consumers of all time. More than half of Americans say they’re paying more attention to what they eat, and generally speaking, they’re eating healthier than people did 50 years ago. A good portion of Americans have cut back on red meat and refined sugars, for example, while many are eating more chicken, rice, and yogurt (among other items). The only unhealthy food that’s increasingly consumed is corn-based sweeteners.
Luckily, we don’t use those in our MiSOgood line, but they are full of other powerful nutrients! With the shift towards nourishing, organic foods, miso is quickly becoming a top choice for healthy eaters. Here are a few of the health benefits you get from eating MiSOgood in your daily diet.
MISOgood is Packed with Nutrients
As mentioned, MiSOgood has a lot of vitamins and minerals that the body needs daily. These include:
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin K
Plus, because MiSOgood is made from organic soybeans, it also contains a decent amount of protein—generally 3 grams per ounce.
It Aids Digestion
MiSOgood is handcrafted with organic soybeans that are slowly barrel-aged and fermented, like a fine wine. As a result, it’s not only full of vital nutrients, but it’s also probiotic. Probiotics are living organisms that live in fermented foods. But don’t worry! They’re not bugs. Probiotics are often called “good bacteria” for a reason: They’re generally safe to consume, and they help your body digest food. While there are still many questions to be answered regarding how and why probiotics work, the main thing healthy eaters need to know is that they generally stimulate your immune system and take the place of more harmful gut bacteria.
Reduced Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease
One of the main reasons why people want to eat healthier these days is to live longer. And the best way to do that is to avoid severe or chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease. It turns out that a diet with miso helps reduce risks for both!
For example, one study found a correlation between daily miso consumption and a lower heart rate. Soy products, in general, have been found to reduce the risk of cancers, including breast cancer. Best of all, one Japanese study found a link between eating miso and longevity.
It’s Psychologically Comforting
Sometimes healthy eating isn’t just physical; it’s often psychological. We usually eat comfort foods when we feel down. Most comfort foods are high in fat and carbs—think spaghetti, ice cream, French fries, etc.
MiSOgood, on the other hand, is super healthy both for the body and the mind. It’s common for people to look to drinking a warm, soothing bowl of MiSOgood soup for lunch on rainy days. Plus, it’s always easy to prepare—just add water and whatever toppings you want for that soul-satisfying goodness.
Can you get too much of a good thing? We don’t think so. Check out our full line of quick and easy miso products on Amazon. Or, if you need some ideas to work more MiSOgood into your diet, check out our recipes.