There are many reasons why Japanese people live longer than the rest us. One reason might be soybean products tofu, natto and miso. Scientists the National Institute Health and Nutrition Tokyo conducted a study the health benefits soybeans and their products. They found that people who regularly ate tofu, natto and miso were 10 per cent less likely to die common killers than people who ate no soybean products. Researchers said eating soybean-based food lowered the risk death from heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems. They said: "A higher intake fermented soy products was associated a lower risk of mortality."
Soybeans and fermented soybean products are superfoods. They are rich protein, fibre and unsaturated fats. They are also a source potassium and other minerals. Soy fibre can help to lower cholesterol and boost weight loss. Soy is an important part the cuisine of East Asia, especially Japan. People in Asia have eaten soy since ancient times. The most common types of soy products are tofu (soybean curd), natto (fermented soybeans), miso (a fermented soybean paste added to soups) and soy sauce. Some scientists say miso is high salt. The researchers said salt miso does not put people risk high blood pressure. Soybean products are becoming more popular the world.