Last Modified on Sep 07, 2014
A highly purified enzyme, natto is considered one of today’s superfoods. The supplement is particularly effective for improving circulation and reducing swelling, but its uses do not stop there. The enzyme’s slimy texture and salty flavor are not necessarily attractive to everyone; however, its health benefits are.
What is Natto?
A traditional Japanese food, natto is made by fermenting soybeans – a combination that renders an assortment of healthful vegetable proteins. Traditionally called nattokinase, natto can be described in flavor as strong and pungent with a slimy texture. The supplement can also be likened in flavor to the salty bite of blue cheese and is typically eaten with rice.
While the food is considered highly nutritional, most describe it as having an acquired taste. Nonetheless, natto can be used as an effective health treatment and preventative. With its varied protein palette, the food delivers an assortment of nutrients good for treating a wide range of health conditions. As an enzyme, nattokinase is also effective at speeding up a number of biochemical reactions in the body, which renders better processing.
would like to add Natto to the Remedies section.. Although a required taste, it would be a good addition to most diets.. Many Japanese eat it often for breakfast..
It has numerous health benefits, some proven....to name a few.. prevents osteoporosis, dissolves blood clots, high in vit K and protein, natural antibiotic...see Wiki for more info.
I believe it is usually better to add whole food sources of nutrients instead of the isolated compounds, since science is usually behind or incapable in measuring the complex array of interactions involved between nutrients & the body.
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