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Food Fact: Miso and Digestion

food factMiso has many health benefits, but did you know that this fermented food can help promote healthy digestion?

According to Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati at Care2:

As the miso ferments, the healthy micro-organisms in the koji produce enzymes that help break down the proteins, carbohydrates and oils in the grain and soybeans. This process makes the nutrients they contain easier for our bodies to digest and absorb (the benefit of all fermented foods.) After the fermenting process is complete the miso is ground into a smooth tangy paste that is filled with vitamins, protein and beneficial bacteria (the good guys found in our guts.)

Do you eat fermented soy products?