One of the reasons that many Japanese people live long lives might be that they eat products with soybeans like tofu, natto, and miso. A study proved that people who ate products with soybeans regularly were ten per cent less likely to have common health killers than those who ate no soybean products. These healthy products lower the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. The conclusion is that having a higher intake of fermented soy products is associated with a lower risk of mortality.
Soybeans and fermented soybean products are on the list of superfoods. They are high in protein, fiber and unsaturated fats. They also offer great sources of potassium and other minerals. Soy can lower cholesterol and boosts weight loss. The people of Asian countries have eaten soy since ancient times. The most common types of soy products are soybean curd or tofu, fermented soybeans or natto, and fermented soybean paste added to soups or miso. Soybean products are now becoming more popular all over the world.