Nattō has been used as a folk remedy for diseases of the heart and circulatory system for hundreds of years but now scientists have shown that it keeps Osteoporosis at bay!

Nattō  is a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis. Nattō may be an acquired taste because of its powerful smell, strong flavor, and slimy texture.

 

Natto has a different nutritional makeup from raw soy beans, losing Vitamin A and several other vitamins and minerals. The calorie content of natto is lower than that of raw soy beans, however. While soy beans are highly nutritious, the nutrition is packed in the bean’s hard fiber. Natto includes the benefits of nutritious soy and softer dietary fiber without the high sodium content present in many other soy products, notably in miso. Natto contains no cholesterol and is a significant source of iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, potassium, vitamins B6, B2, E, K2, and more.

Natto is the richest food source of natural K2 and  consumption of it is strongly associated with bone health.

When Bacillus subtilis natto breaks up soy protein, the bacteria creates chains of polyglutamic acid, Gamma polyglutamic acid. This polypeptide chain is unusual in that the peptide bond is found between the nitrogen and the R-group’s carboxyl acid.

A serving of natto (100g) provides 29% of the Daily value (DV) of Vitamin K, 22% of the DV for Vitamin C, 76% of the DV for manganese, 48% of the DV for iron, and 22% of the DV for dietary fiber.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner between meals snack
Monday Nutribullet Shake 3 boiled eggs
1 Apple
cup of green tea
Olive oil Pan Fried Sea bass
green beans
Broccoli
Raw carrots / cucumber
Blueberries / black currents
Tuesday Porridge
Cup of green tea
125g greek yogurt
with a hand full of berries
and a hand full of nuts
Chicken wrap
100g seasoned grilled chicken
lettice
50g cottage cheese
1 wholemeal wrap
Raw carrots / cucumber
Blueberries / black currents
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2 Eggs
1 Slice of toast
Home madeTomato Soup
1 Slice of wholemeal bread
small tin Tuna
mixed leafs
baby tomatoes
cucumber
Splash of dressing
Raw carrots / cucumber
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Cup of green tea
6 oz lean steak
1 cup of cooked rice
OR 4 new potatoes
Mushrooms
1 cup green veg
Olive oil pan fied salmon
Broccoli
and asparagus
Raw carrots / cucumber
Blueberries / black currents
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carrot sticks
Tossed salad
with shredded chicken
and avocado
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Breakfast
1 bowl of Porridge or Oat based cereal (Jordan’s)
Tea/coffee/water
Releases energy slowly and makes you feel full for longer
No Snacking
If you’re hungry drink some water
Lunch
1 plate of whatever food you want but no more than 1 fist size portion of carbohydrate e.g. potatoes, rice or pasta
Good foods:- chicken / fish or venison
No Snacking
If you’re hungry drink some water
Dinner
1 plate of fish/turkey/venison or chicken
With vegetables or salad
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Bad Foods:-No lamb/pork/shellfish or prawns or eggs
(High in Saturated fat)
Alcohol No more than 1 bottle of wine a WEEK or 4 pints of beer
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