Why do Japanese people live longer? A reason might be tofu and miso. Japanese scientists studied the health benefits of soybean products. People who ate tofu and miso were 10 per cent less likely to die from diseases. Soybean-based food cut the risk of death from heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.
Soybeans are superfoods. They are rich in protein, fibre and unsaturated fats. They help to lower cholesterol and weight. Soy has been an important part of food in Asia for centuries. The most common types of soy products are tofu, natto, miso and soy sauce. Soybean products are becoming more popular worldwide.