The Incredible Health Benefits of Miso

Written by on August 30th, 2016 // Filed under Blog

Have you ever had miso soup? It’s a charming little side dish, frequently enjoyed while you’re waiting for the real food to come out at our Bellevue sushi restaurant. You might have casually sipped your way through hundreds of bowls of this brothy concoction, never once suspecting just how amazingly beneficial it is for you. In truth, miso may be the greatest health secret Japan has to offer.

A big part of miso’s value is the fermented soy it is made from. Though soy products have for a long time enjoyed a good reputation, in recent years it has come to light that it is strictly the fermented soy products that offer such incredible benefits. Now it seems that it may be Japan’s high consumption of miso that is responsible for their low rates of heart disease and a number of the bigger cancers.

And the list of benefits doesn’t stop there. Miso is packed with valuable nutrients that can boost your immune system, preserve healthy skin, fight the effects of age, and even protect you against radiation. Though its sodium level is generally high, it has even been shown to lower the blood pressure of salt-sensitive individuals battling hypertension.

So come to I Love Sushi, and start making miso soup a regular part of your diet. You might be surprised how delicious it can be to do your body an amazing favor!