Vegetable Miso Soup
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|4 cps. Spring water
||Wakame - optional
|2-3 cps sliced vegetables;
||1/2 cp. cubed tofu -
||4 tsp. Miso paste
|snow peas, yams (anything
|| Parsley or scallions for
to a boil and add vegetables. If using wakame, reconstitute
1/8 tsp. shredded wakame in a cup of cold water for 2-3 minutes
until soft. Cover and simmer 4-5
minutes until vegetables are tender. Put the miso in a cup and
dissolve with some of the hot soup stock. Add to the soup and simmer
gently (do not boil) for 3 more minutes. Stir in scallions and
parsley and turn off heat.
popular cookbooks feature miso soup with up to 10x the amount of
miso that is recommended for good health. The general rule is
1/2 to one tsp. miso per cup of liquid in soup. This very
healing food will work against you if you use too much.
therapeutic properties of Miso
is low in calories and fat. It
contains amino acid patterns
similar to meat with a trace of
B12, minerals (including calcium, iron) and is high in protein.
Miso helps protect the body against radiation and heavy metal
Studies show those who eat miso soup daily have fewer
cases of certain types of cancer. Miso has 25x more genistein (a
potent anticancer agent) than unfermented soy foods such as tofu and
soymilk. Miso reduces the risk of coronary heart disease; protects
cells from free radicals and aging. The lactobacillus fermentation
increases the quantity, availability, digestibility and
assimilability of nutrients.
Miso is effective in reducing chronic
pain. Breaks down and discharges cholesterol, neutralizes the
effects of smoking and environmental pollution, alkalizes the blood,
prevents radiation sickness, neutralizes the effects of chemicals,
medicines, and a poor diet, and strengthens blood quality. Miso
and enzymes which aid digestion and food assimilation. Studies show
that those who regularly use miso suffer significantly less from
cancer and heart disease. It increases resistance to disease and
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