How often can I eat miso soup? This is what the experts say
Miso soup is incredibly popular in Japan and is actually consumed at least once a day by the majority of the Japanese population! But is there such a thing as having TOO much 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.
Let’s look at everything you need to consider before having miso soup for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.
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How often can you eat miso soup?
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.
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 and maybe consult a medical professional.
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. Some of the darker ones can be saltier than the light, so you should keep that in mind as well.
Health benefits of eating miso daily
Miso has been proven to improve digestion, strengthen your immune system, and 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 slurp away!
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.