The Healing Qualities Inside Your Miso Soup

A Cup a Day is a Boost to Health

Miso is one of the key ingredients of miso soup which is made by fermenting soybeans, barley, rice, and the fungus kojikin. Generally, the soup contains niboshi, which are dried sardines that have not matured yet, dried kelp, and pieces of smoked tuna, among others. The content of this soup that consists mainly of a variety of foods makes it an ideal recipe for a quick health boost.

Miso soup can be prepared in several ways, such as in a way that favors vegetarians. It can use vegetables, mainly carrots, potato, mushrooms, seaweed, onions, and negi, among other vegetables that are easy to get. This food preparation has been a Japanese staple for thousands of years. Japanese of today begin their day with a warm bowl of miso to energize their bodies and aid in their digestion. Did you know that more than 80% of Japan’s total annual production of miso goes into miso soup, and 75% of all Japanese consume miso soup at least once a day

What makes miso soup a powerful, healthy dish? Miso soup is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids, building blocks of your body organs and systems. It stimulates your stomach digestive juices to make for better digestion. It assimilates all the foods in your intestine and restores the probiotics that are otherwise lost in stomach acid, hence promoting still better digestion. From miso soup, you get vegetable-quality vitamins, B12 in particular.

Miso soup strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid and lowers the levels of your harmful cholesterol. It is high in antioxidants, enhancing your body’s battles against free radicals, reducing your risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. It amazingly protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, which mixes with heavy metals, and discharges them from the body.

The soup is healthy and also tasty. An amazing mix of sweet and salty flavors improves the appetite and partners well with other dishes.

Hot, Healthy Soup at Sushi Hana Bothell

Have a cup of enzyme-rich and protein-building deliciousness in our miso soup. We serve only quality and authentic Japanese meals even in our cups of soup.