Recommendations for the beautiful intestine ~Let's start intestinal activity with fermented foods and dietary fiber~

美腸のススメ ~発酵食品×食物繊維で腸活を始めよう~

Hello, this is Yukimi from MISOVATION staff.

You may have suffered from various ailments such as constipation, fatigue, coldness, and skin troubles. It may be the cause of the bad intestinal environment! ?

Modern life is full of elements that are not friendly to the intestines, such as irregular life, lack of exercise, unbalanced diet and stress.

This time, we will think about daily meals and intestinal activities in order to prepare such an intestinal environment and aim for a healthy "beauty intestine"!

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Your intestinal flora is what you grow

Fermented food x dietary fiber = miso soup! ?

MISOVATION and intestinal activity

Your intestinal flora is what you grow

intestinal flora

Have you ever heard the term intestinal flora?
More than 1,000 trillion bacteria of about 50,000 types coexist in the intestines of adults, living in groups. This group of intestinal bacteria is called "intestinal flora" because it is a vivid aggregation like a flower garden.

Recent studies have shown that some intestinal bacteria living in the intestinal flora stimulate and activate immune cells. In other words, if the intestinal environment deteriorates and the number of bacteria decreases, the activity of immune cells will also decrease, resulting in a weakened immune system.

How you grow this flower garden of intestinal flora depends greatly on your own daily life.

In particular, daily diet is very important to trim the intestinal environment. Ingesting food that feeds intestinal bacteria into the body, increasing the number and types of intestinal bacteria, and cultivating the intestinal flora to create an environment where bacteria can easily live will improve your own immunity. , leading to improvement of physical disorders.

By the way, the balance of intestinal bacteria is important. When the media mentions that 〇〇 is good for your health, you tend to think that you eat only those ingredients every day. However, there are about 50,000 types of intestinal bacteria, more than 1,000 trillion, in the intestines, and it is impossible to satisfy all types of bacteria with one food.

That is why it is important to maintain a balance in which each of the bacteria in the intestinal flora is able to perform at its best, by consistently eating foods that are considered to be good.

Fermented food x dietary fiber = miso soup! ?

miso soup

Well, everyone who plays an important role as the manager of the intestinal flora flower garden. Even if you suddenly say something like, "From today on, you're the president!"

But don't think too hard. In fact, the menu of Japanese food that we are familiar with is something that intestinal bacteria are very pleased with. "Potatoes, beans, and root vegetables are often used, and the amount of dietary fiber is high." The elements that are often included in Japanese food, such as the ingredients that contain a lot of fermented foods, satisfy the conditions to revitalize the intestinal bacteria, so try a diet centered on Japanese food. You can start trimming your intestines by adding a side dish.

Especially in fermented foods, a large amount of bacteria called "good bacteria" and "opportunistic bacteria" live. These bacteria activate intestinal immune cells, stimulate the good bacteria and opportunistic bacteria that already live in the intestines to promote their growth, and are produced by the metabolism of microorganisms contained in fermented foods. Rich in antioxidants, it also helps neutralize free radicals that cause many diseases.

In addition, the dietary fiber contained in the ingredients is a favorite food for intestinal bacteria. Eating seaweed such as root vegetables and seaweed with fermented foods will help keep your intestines healthy.

With this in mind, miso soup is a dish that allows you to take fermented foods and dietary fiber at the same time, and is easy to incorporate into your daily diet and maintain.

Miso soup, which uses miso, which is a typical fermented food, contains a lot of koji mold, yeast, and lactic acid bacteria. In addition, root vegetables and seaweed can be used as ingredients, and even if you can only eat a small amount of vegetables rich in dietary fiber raw, you can eat a sufficient amount by adding them to miso soup as a hot vegetable. It shouldn't hurt too.

If you don't usually drink miso soup, please make it a habit to eat miso soup with lots of ingredients once a day. By the time that eating habits have taken hold, your body may feel lighter and you may feel better.

MISOVATION and intestinal activity

Miso soup has supported the Japanese diet for a long time.

MISOVATION contains 3 types of fermented foods, miso, amazake, and bonito karebushi (fermented bonito flakes), and 6.5g of dietary fiber per serving, mainly from a total of 8 types of vegetables such as burdock.

In addition, the miso used in MISOVATION is a special miso made with a traditional method. Raw miso that is not heat sterilized, “naturally brewed” miso that has been slowly aged in the natural climate, and miso that is made in “wooden barrels” where microorganisms that are the main characters of fermentation live.

We use delicious miso from all over Japan every month, so you can enjoy the taste of each region every month.

Let's aim for a healthy body and mind by keeping in mind the diet that the intestines will rejoice! I would be happy if MISOVATION could also help you with your bowel activity.

See you next time♪



・"Intestinal Life Keeping Diseases Away" Koichiro Fujita Jinnosuke Uogara (Mainichi Shimbun Publishing)
・"It's not just intestinal regulation! The Power of Lactic Acid Bacteria You Didn't Know You Can Prevent 90% of Diseases with Bacteria Yoshimi Tomono (Jitsugyo no Nihonsha)