We all know that miso is healthy, but did you know it’s also a superfood? It’s true!
Superfoods are foods that are considered “nutritionally dense,” which is defined by how many nutrients you get per calorie of food you eat. This is in comparison to other foods that are considered “empty calories,” that carry little to no nutritional value. They are often high in trans and/or saturated fats, carbs, or sugar. Typically speaking, empty calorie foods include things like sodas, chips, cookies, etc.
MiSOgood, on the other hand, is packed full of vitamins and other nutrients that are good for you. Here are a few specific things that make miso stand out.
Live Bacteria Cultures
MiSOgood is made from fermented soybeans, which means it contains live bacteria cultures. Also known as probiotics, the bacteria in MiSOgood are the types that are good for your gut! Like the bacteria you find in yogurt, the bacteria in miso helps your digestive system operate smoothly.
Aspergillus oryzae, also known as koji, is the main probiotic in MiSOgood. Research has found that this type of probiotic helps reduce symptoms linked to a variety of digestive issues including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Immune System Boost
The same good bacteria in MiSOgood that benefits your digestive system also benefits your immune system. In fact, as much as 70 percent of the immune system resides in the intestinal track; i.e. the gut. It turns out that the bacteria in our gut interacts with our immune system. Good bacteria essentially feeds the immune system, while bad bacteria can cause an immune response, typically in the form of inflammation.
Protein that Satisfies
Not only is MiSOgood a good source of protein, it’s also a “complete” protein, meaning it contains all the amino acids humans need to be healthy.
But that’s not it's only benefit. It also contains enzymes that trigger a reaction in the brain that makes us feel full. When we eat MiSOgood, we tend to eat more intune with our body's hunger cues. So not only is it healthy to eat, it also helps us ensure we don’t overeat.
The Good Fats
Like most foods made from legumes (beans, lentils, etc.), MiSOgood is high in polyunsaturated fats. These are the same type of fats found in healthy oils like olive oil and salmon. While we tend to think of fat as something to avoid, our bodies actually need polyunsaturated fats such as omega-6 and omega-3. They help us reduce cholesterol, which can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. They can also contribute vitamins and antioxidants that our bodies don’t naturally produce.