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Health Benefits Of Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is among the most common condiments being used in the almost all dishes prepared in kitchens all over the world.

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These condiments are being added to dishes in order for them to taste well. Among these common condiments added are vinegar, black pepper, chili powder, and many more.

Soy sauce can be found in almost all homes all over the globe. But, did you know that it has health benefits as well?

Soy sauce was invented in China in the 3rd to the 5th century. History says that It is based from a meat-based fermented sauce called “jiang”. After that, this condiment spread through South East Asia, then the world. Normally, it is made out of fermented paste of boiled soybeans, roasted grain, brine, and Aspergillus sojae molds.

Health Benefits of Soy Sauce

Good source of Sodium
One teaspoon serving of this condiment called tamari, has 335 milligrams of sodium according to the USDA National Nutrient Database. According to Livestrong, sodium is an essential mineral required for basic bodily functions. Sodium balances the fluids in our body. It also helps send nerve impulses faster. The recommended upper limit of sodium for adults is 2,300 milligrams per day. But, it dropped to 1,500 milligrams per day for people who had history of heart issues.

 

Anti-allergenic properties
A study posted on 2005 in the “Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering” has found out that soy sauce really has anti-allergenic properties. In a human study, participants who had allergies consumed the condiment and exhibit more improvement than those taking the placebo. Scientists then concluded that it can possibly help in treating allergies, although, further study was needed.

 

Can substitute salt
Because of its rich flavor, soy sauce is favored to be added in food. Then, because of its taste, it be used instead of salt.

 

Antioxidant Properties
A review published on 2005 by the “Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering” found that soy sauce has very high in “shoyu flavones”, a natural antioxidant. Natural antioxidants help protect your body from damage caused by free radicals which the body makes naturally as it digests food. Free radicals speed up aging thus, preventing it will give a person a younger look.

One thing to remember in choosing the right one, choose the one that’s naturally fermented for a better health.

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