Miso is traditional Japanese seasoning made from soybeans and a grain (e.g. rice, barley, wheat, rye), fermented with salt and koji (a fungus). Before the fungus part grosses you out, this is the part that gives it health benefits, providing gut-friendly beneficial bacteria! Miso has a salty, umami flavour and is incredibly delicious as a soup and to flavour dishes.
Our gut. Our body’s second brain… That all health begins in the gut, is an understatement at best.
Our gut microbiome (or gut microflora – the bacteria composition in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract) makes up about 2kg weight, tens of trillions of microorganisms, at least 1000 species of bacteria, and over 3 million DNA genes (we have more bacterial DNA in our gut than our own DNA). Two-thirds of our microbiome is unique to each and every individual and is responsible for affecting our entire body and health in various ways. Technically we are more bacterial than we are human. Are you squirming yet??