It’s an ancient Japanese superfood. I am talking about NATTIOKINASE. It is an enzyme extracted from a popular Japanese food called Natto. This contains powerful cardiovascular benefits and has been linked to a reduction of death due to heart problems. For hundreds of years Natto has been used as a folk remedy for diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Natto is boiled soybeans that have been fermented with a bacterium called Bacillus natto.
Dr. Kevin Wang, professor of molecular biology at Northeastern State University says, “ It has the ability to get into the blood stream and can directly destroy blood clots, thins the blood and improves blood flow.” Here are some benefits of supplementing with it:
PROBIOTICS - It contains billions of living Bacillus natto bacteria that play a role in gut health. It helps fight against E. Coli and salmonella.
INCREASE LIFE SPAN - Natto consumption is believed to be a major contributor to longevity amongst Japanese. In fact, research shows that they enjoy 5 years longer lives than Americans.
CREATES STRONGER BONES - Vitamin K2 is critical to healthy bones, but is not found in plants. Vitamin k2 helps deposit calcium to our bones. One study showed that women who ate more than 160 grams of natto per week showed reduced bone mass loss. Vitamin K2 has also been found to prevent bone fractures and maintain bone mineral density.
INCREASES HEART HEALTH - Natto breaks up clots and prevents them from forming. The unique enzymes that play this role are Nattokinase and pyrazine. Studies suggest that helps to remove calcium from the arteries. Eating Natto can greatly benefit those with high cholesterol and triglycerides.
There you are, and until next time this is Anthony. Remember, “your health is your wealth, and your wealth is your health.”