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Men's Health (UK) - - Super Foods -

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.

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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.

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