Fermented food is known for its health benefits and hence forms an important part of cuisines around the world. One such dish is 'Nato', which is very popular in Japan, but few people know about it in other countries. 'Natto' is made from fermented soybeans and Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria commonly found in soil and plants. The specialty of this dish is its fibrous, sticky texture, thick consistency, pungent smell, and nutty taste. This traditional Japanese dish is nutritious and healthy.
NATO keeps safe against Covid-19
According to a recent study published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, "Natto, a Japanese fermented dish that is made from soybeans and directly inhibited several viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2", found that SARS-CoV-2 NATO has been found to have a protective capability against
When NATO was heated and used, the SARS-CoV-2 and BVH-1 viruses lost their ability to infect cells. This study could potentially play an important role in the treatment of COVID-19 at this time.
Advantages of NATO
Although natto is considered safe to eat, people with thyroid problems are advised to be careful about its consumption due to the presence of goitrogens (a compound found in soybeans). Natto is a highly nutritious food and some of its general benefits are as follows:
It can aid in weight loss as well as aid in digestive health.
- It can enhance cognitive function.
- It can help improve the immune system.
- It can promote healthy bones.
-It works to keep the heart healthy.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.