Miso is packed with sodium, which is linked to both stomach cancer and high blood pressure, so is it safe to consume?
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Indeed, miso paste, a whole soy food, can be used as a “green light” source of saltiness when cooking. That’s why I use it in my pesto recipe in How Not to Die (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/book-trailer-for-how-not-to-die/). It can help you in Shaking the Salt Habit (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/shaking-salt-habit/).
For delicious miso-containing recipes, check out:
• Recipe: Soba Noodle Soup (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/recipe-soba-noodle-soup/)
• Recipe: Veggie Mac & Cheese (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/recipe-veggie-mac-cheese/)
• Recipe: Garlic Caesar Salad Dressing (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/recipe-garlic-caesar-salad-dressing/)
Not convinced that salt is bad for you? Check out these videos:
• High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/high-blood-pressure-may-be-a-choice/)
• Sprinkling Doubt: Taking Sodium Skeptics with a Pinch of Salt (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/sprinkling-doubt-taking-sodium-skeptics-with-a-pinch-of-salt/)
• The Evidence that Salt Raises Blood Pressure (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-evidence-that-salt-raises-blood-pressure/)
• Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake up the Salt Debate (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/sodium-skeptics-try-to-shake-up-the-salt-debate/)
• Sodium and Arterial Function: A-Salting our Endothelium (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/sodium-and-arterial-function-a-salting-our-endothelium/)
Not convinced that soy is good for you? See:
• Is Soy Good Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-soy-healthy-for-breast-cancer-survivors)
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/increased-lifespan-from-beans/)
• Who Shouldn’t Eat Soy? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-shouldnt-eat-soy)
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