There’s more to Japanese cuisine than what’s on offer at Itsu. These fermented soybeans are a traditional breakfast dish. They’re something of an acquired taste, with a sticky texture and punchy scent. But it’s one worth acquiring, says Goggins: a 200kcal serving contains half your daily iron, a third of your RDA of fat-burning copper and twothirds of manganese, along with plenty of probiotics.
Wasabi paste “provides isothiocyanate nutrients, which bolster our stressresponse defences”, says Goggins. These nutrients have been implicated in cancer prevention, found to inhibit blood clots and even have anti-asthmatic effects. Pick the tongue-burning alternative to your pack of KP.