miso soup

  • GettingFitter

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    Apr 13, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    You know that clear japanese soup that you can add stuff too you can buy in packet form in the health foodx section ? I've been using this as a main lunch meal and was wondering if it is a good choice. I only add strips of skin free chicken and spinage to it and I find it fills me up and makes me feel good. The actual soup has nothing in it really and so I thought it was a good thing to take to loose weight.
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    Apr 13, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    The stuff in the packets isn't really much to write home about. But actual miso is wonderful. It is full of enzymes to help digestion and oh so tasty. The meal you described sounds nutritious, fills you up, and makes you feel good. Stick with it.
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    Apr 13, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    Yum! Now I've got a craving for some Japanese food... I think I'm going to have miso soup and a seaweed salad icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 13, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    The only downside is that miso tends to be extraordinarily high in sodium. If you have any kind of issues with salt, hypertension, or water retention, a better choice of soup base would be a low-sodium base, but if you don't, then I wouldn't worry about it.

    Since I have to be on a very low sodium diet, I did some research and found a company in New Jersey named Redi-Base and have been using their low-sodium bases for years now to do just what you do---cook up a little soup with lean protein and fresh veggies. Healthy, filling, hydrating, and way easy!
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    Apr 13, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
    Don't do packet soups everything natural for me as its quick to chop up a few veg' and make your own!
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    Apr 13, 2008 10:23 AM GMT
    MISO SOUP... WOW this is the stuff that i grew up with. Practically had it with every meal. Instead of the packet stuff, try the real deal. It comes in a paste like form in a tub, white miso is commonly used for soups, the red miso is more widely used for flavoring fish, and fish based dishes... make some soup with tofu, and wakame(dried seaweed), put it in a thermos and you're good to go... taste sooo much better too...
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    Apr 13, 2008 11:13 AM GMT
    Yeah...miso soup is pretty awesome. However, I stopped eating it as much as I had in the past when I heard that miso can stimulate suppression of testosterone synthesis.eek.gifeek.gifeek.gif
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    Apr 14, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    SurfnAsian saidMISO SOUP... WOW this is the stuff that i grew up with. Practically had it with every meal. Instead of the packet stuff, try the real deal. It comes in a paste like form in a tub, white miso is commonly used for soups, the red miso is more widely used for flavoring fish, and fish based dishes... make some soup with tofu, and wakame(dried seaweed), put it in a thermos and you're good to go... taste sooo much better too...


    Sounds like a superfood recipe to me! I'm going to have to experiment with that now that I know what to look for as far as miso is concerned. I heard that miso is actually a culture, like but not too similar to that of yogurts and cheeses. If that is true than it may actually be good for digestion in it's non powdered form.