Miso has been a staple in Chinese and Japanese diets dating back about 2,500 years. Today, most of the Japanese population begins their day with a warm bowl of miso soup believed to stimulate the digestion and energize the body.
When purchasing miso, avoid the pasteurized version and spend your money on the live enzyme rich product, which is also loaded with beneficial microorganisms. I drink miso as a beverage. I buy the white organic miso paste as it has the least amount of salt. Take one tablespoon and dissolve it in warm water, don’t boil the water, just very warm water. Add lemon to taste……..
Miso is also very low in calories and highly nutritional as you can see below. Miso also protects against breast cancer and prostate cancer. The Japanese and Chinese had a very low rate of breast and prostate cancer until McDonald’s and KFC moves into town…..
For dinner and breakfast, I have been taking a tablespoon of Miso, dissolving it in warm water (don’t boil Miso) and adding cubed sweet potatoes and greens like kale and spinach… I gently simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, which is about fifteen minutes or so…. That is my meal and it is very filling, nourishing and satisfying…
10 benefits of eating Miso
1. Contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
2. Stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach.
3. Restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines.
4. Aids in the digestion and assimilation of other foods in the intestines.
5. Is a good vegetable-quality source of B vitamins (especially B12).
6. Strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid.
7. Reduces risk of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.
8. Protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, an alkaloid that chelates heavy metals and discharges them from the body.
9. Strengthens the immune system and helps to lower LDL cholesterol.
10. High in antioxidants that protect against free radicals
Credit to Veganhurth ..