The Wonder of Miso

Miso Soup helps prevent gastric disorders

Studies indicate that those who regularly have miso soup are less susceptible to gastric cancer and suffer less from stomach disorders such as gastritis, gastric ulcers or duodenal ulcers. Miso is rich in digestive enzymes and provides protective action for hte stomach lining. Studies hace also shown that a daily intake of miso soup also helps to prevent breast cancer.

Lab tests have also shown that miso helps to prevent colon cancer in lab rats and liver cancer in lab mice.
Gastric cancer mortality rate by miso intake
Standard mortality rate from a study of 1000,000 people
(Takeshi Hiroyama, 1982)

Prevents high blood pressure and strokes

Miso is rich in magnesium and potassium, which can serve as an effective sodium intake.

Daily intake of miso may also help to slow down the aging process

Free radicals, or active oxygen, are known to cause aging. It is believed that miso’s antioxidant properties play a significant role in helping Japanese people enjoy the longest lifespan in the world.
Gastric cancer mortality rate by miso intake
This graph shows that miso’s main ingredient, soybeans, contains a high level of antioxidants.When the soybeans are fermented to make miso, however, the level of antioxidants far surpasses that attributable to the soybeans alone.
(Hiromichi Kato, 1994)

Reduce toxins

Miso’s dietary fiber cleanses the intestines while the microbes found in miso purge harmful bacteria and toxins from the intestines.

Improves brain metabolism rate

Miso is rich in ingredients that work to counter high blood pressure and strokes, as well ass improve the brain metabolism rate and reduce body toxins.

A large portion of the contents of this page are taken from the Miso Online site of the Japan Miso Promotion Board.