How often can I eat miso soup? This is what the experts say

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  March 29, 2022

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Miso soup is incredibly popular in Japan and is actually consumed at least once a day by a majority of the Japanese population!

It’s been proven that miso can provide several health benefits, such as decreasing the risk for certain cancers, improving digestion, and strengthening the immune system.

But is there such thing as having TOO much miso soup?

How often can I eat miso soup

How often can you eat miso soup?

Miso soup can be consumed every day, at least once a day. It’s actually highly recommended to do so because of the health benefits. However, miso soup is very salty, so you need to keep that in mind.

It’s also high in vitamin K1, which can have a blood-thinning effect. If you’re on blood-thinning medication, then you shouldn’t eat miso soup as often.

Also read: does miso go bad or can you keep it for longer?

What is miso anyway?

Miso is a traditional Japanese condiment. It’s a thick paste that’s made from soybeans that have been fermented with salt and Aspergillus oryzae fungus, which is commonly used in fermentation processes.

It has a very salty and savory taste and it can vary in color.

Health benefits of eating miso daily

Miso has been proven to improve digestion, strengthen your immune system, and protect from radiation. It can also lower your risk of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer.

Go ahead, have some miso soup

As you can see, there’s really no harm in having miso soup often. There are plenty of health benefits, so long as you watch your sodium intake. So slurp away!

Also read: what can I substitute miso with when I don’t have any?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.