Natto is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of fermented soybeans and characterized by a slimy, sticky and stringy texture.* It is highly nutrient dense and its fermentation it undergoes gives it a high amount of probiotics.* We will discuss in further detail what makes natto such an amazing superfood.
It Is Rich In Several Nutrients-Manganese, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium, vitamin C and zinc are only some of the nutrients found in this superfood.*
It Contains Probiotics- Natto is especially nutritious because its soybeans undergo a process of fermentation, which creates conditions that promote the growth of probiotics.* Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that provide a wide range of health benefits. One such benefit includes making foods more digestible, which makes it easier for your gut to absorb their nutrients.*
It May Promote Heart Health-The probiotics and fiber in natto can potentially contribute to a healthier heart.* Furthermore, natto fermentation produces nattokinase, a type of enzyme that helps dissolve blood clots.*
Natto is a superfood due to its abundance of nutrients, probiotics and its nattokinase. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes in your diet and/or exercise regimen.