About Miso
 Effectiveness of miso
Miso is a well-balanced nutritious food, which has various good effects on your health.
The following are the major active ingredients of miso and their expected effectiveness.
 Here is the chart
 Use miso to treat cold symptoms
Negi miso is a simple dish made by putting some finely chopped spring onions, hana katsuo (dried bonito flakes), and a spoonful of miso into a deep bowl, and then pouring in approximately 150 cc of hot water. It is a delicious drink during the colder months, and many people drink it when they've caught a cold.
Spring onions warm the body, while miso helps the digestive processes of the stomach, so this dish is great for reinforcing your body when it is weakened by a cold. Negi miso is the kind of dish you want to try in the winter.
 Miso helps prevent anemia, a common problem among women
With knowledge of nutrition so widespread these days, everyone is paying attention to nutritional balance. But surprisingly, many people overlook the importance of minerals and other trace elements. The main trace elements found in miso are iron, manganese, and copper. In women, a lack of iron causes iron-deficiency anemia, manganese deficiency hinders the reproductive functions, and copper deficiency causes anemia and hinders growth. Looking at this from a different perspective, it can also be said that these illnesses could all be prevented by improving one's diet.
 Miso may help keep cholesterol levels down
It is common knowledge that when the levels of cholesterol in our blood increase, arteriosclerosis sets in, making us susceptible to lifestyle diseases (adult diseases) such as apoplexy and cardiac infarction.
In laboratory tests using rats, when desalted miso was added to the food given to rats with high cholesterol, a reduction in their blood cholesterol levels was detected. It was also found that saponin from soybeans, the main ingredient of miso, helps hinder any increase in blood cholesterol levels.
 Miso prevents the aging of cells and improves skin
Vitamin E, found in miso, is also known as the "rejuvenation vitamin." This is because it prevents the formation of lipid peroxide, which causes cells to age. Also, in laboratory tests using mice it was confirmed that the formation of lipid peroxide in the liver could be suppressed by administering saponin (which is contained in soybeans, the main ingredient of miso) to the mice.
As a result of these findings, vitamin E and soybean saponin are now often added to health foods, with many consumers reporting such direct benefits as a reduction in the appearance of blotches on the skin.
 Miso dishes for treating hangovers
Some people find a bowl of hot miso soup particularly refreshing the morning after drinking too much alcohol. One reason, of course, is that the delicious aroma rising from the bowl stimulates the appetite, but it is also a fact that choline, one of the B vitamins found in miso, helps prevent the buildup of alcohol in the liver and speeds up the discharge of alcohol from the body, thus alleviating the effects of a hangover. Also, miso contains elements that revitalize the functions of the stomach, and so is easy on a weak digestive system.
 Recipes for looking after your liver
People who drink too much occasionally develop fatty livers (a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, and which is considered an early sign of liver disease), but the choline in miso helps to prevent this. Shellfish contain taurine, which enhances the functioning of the liver, so a bowl of miso soup with corbicula or clams could be considered a recipe for a healthy liver.