Do you regularly eat natto(fermented beans)?
Natto is truly the most famous Japanese fermented food.
In this article we will introduce the reasons why natto is said to be good for the body, and effective ways to eat it.
Why natto is good for you, and how to make the most out of it
- Beautiful skin, anti-aging
- Improves intestinal functions
- Prevents thrombosis
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Effective ways to eat natto
１. Beautiful skin, anti-aging
Natto has an abundant supply of vitamins, especially vitamin B, which creates beautiful skin by helping out the metabolism of it.
Natto also includes
- Zinc, which activates skin cells
- Isoflavone, which stabilizes feminine hormones
- Mucin, which keeps body cells young.
So many nutrients that support your beauty!
The polyglutamic acid contained in natto is said to moisturize your skin 10 times as much compared to hyaluronic acids. “Natto soap” and “natto lotion” uses this polyglutamic acid to not only protect your skin, but to strengthen your naturally ability to keep your body moisturized.
２.Improves intestinal functions
Natto has an abundant supply of fibers, which help clean your intestines and prevents constipation.
The natto bacteria withstands stomach acid and arrives at the intestines, helps increase the number of good bacteria which helps clean the intestines, and improves constipation.
Not only that, but natto bacteria lowers the production of toxic material produced by bad bacteria, and collects harmful substances and stimulates excretion, which lowers the stress of the liver, which gives good effects to the skin and many other parts of the body.
Natto contains “Nattokinaze”, an enzyme not found in any other food in the world except natto. Nattokinaze cleans and smoothes the blood. It is said to last 10 to 12 hours after digested. The thrombolytic effect of natto is said to be the same as a medical drug that costs 200 dollars, making it an excellent health food.
Not only does Nattokinaze help prevent arteriosclerosis and heart attacks, it is also said to get rid of active enzymes.
Natto has an a abundant supply of vitamin K, which strengthens bones.
Vitamin K prevents bone fractures, so much that it is used as a medical drug to cure osteoporosis. Eating natto gives you enough vitamin K to prevent it.。
Vitamin K has two types, K1 and K2. K1 is included in green and yellow vegetables, and K2 is included in many fermented foods, including natto.
K2 is used as a medical drug to cure osteoporosis, and natto has more than 100 times more vitamin K2 compared to other fermented foods.
５.Effective ways to eat natto
We have explained how healthy natto is, but in this chapter we will introduce the most effective ways to eat natto, to bring out the true potential of the food.
- Eat every day
- Eat one pack every day
- Eat right before the expiration date
- Leave it outside the refrigerator for a while before eating
- Eat at night
Just sometimes eating natto will not change anything drastically.
Making it a habit to eat one pack a day, and continuing it will give you the most effects.
Since natto bacteria is alive, eating natto right before the expiration date, and leaving it outside the refrigerator for a while before eating it will ferment it, increasing the amount of natto bacteria and vitamin K. Not only that, the natto will also become softer and more stickier, making it more delicious.
Natto has an image of being eaten at breakfast. Although it is healthy to eat it at any time, since blood clots are created at night, it is better to eat natto in the evening. Since muscle movement slows down when you sleep, the blood becomes easy to harden. Therefore, it is recommended to eat natto during dinner, before you go to sleep.
I personally love natto and eat it on a daily basis, but understanding the positive effects of it has made me re-realize how great a food it is.
Although it is scientifically effective to eat it at night, I think enjoying eating it deliciously every day is the best way to make the most out of it.
If this article made you want to eat natto, then it makes me feel good that I wrote it.
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