GF // FF
Benefits of Miso and the “Connectedness” to Earth
(Borrowed from MBG Food – written by Mathew Lovitt)
The complex combination of ingredients and the magical process of double fermentation transform the lowly soybean into a digestive force to be reckoned with. The fermentation process helps break down the complex proteins, oils and carbohydrates found in miso and aids in the digestive process. Also, as soybeans are fermented, lactobacilli increases which facilitates assimilability of nutrients while promoting a healthy pH in the digestive system. As an individual with a cantankerous stomach, this digestive stimulation is a godsend and is the major reason I maintain a diet high in miso.
While miso is gaining widespread notoriety for its ability to heal and improve health, the majority of the benefit I receive is from the “connectedness” I feel with the earth and myself after drinking a huge bowl of miso soup. Its strange ability to comfort and soothe in even the most stressful of times has me convinced that a life without miso is a life that is not fully in line with my desire to be happy, healthy and of service to my fellows. Plus, it’s pretty darn tasty to boot.