Wasabi – Here Is Why You Should Introduce Wasabi In Your Daily Diet

Wasabi – Here Is Why You Should Introduce Wasabi In Your Daily Diet
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If you enjoy eating Japanese food, then you already know about wasabi. However, many people avoid it knowing that wasabi is very spicy. Well, those people lose a lot because this Asian spice has lots of health benefits. Here is why you should introduce wasabi in your daily diet, ASAP.

About wasabi

Wasabi is a Japanese spice extracted from a plant with the same name that belongs to the family of crucifers. Thus, wasabi is a relative of broccoli, turnip, and cabbage.

It has a very spicy flavor, an intense green color, and it is usually mixed with soy sauce to accompany sushi.

You can find it in the supermarket and in stores specializing in Oriental products but due to the fact that wasabi is an expensive and difficult to obtain spice, many products claiming to contain wasabi are in fact containing only substitutes of this sipe, so be aware to buy only from reliable stores.

The health benefits of wasabi – Why should you introduce wasabi in your daily diet

Wasabi’s main health benefits include:

  • Wasabi has antibacterial and antiseptic properties helping you eliminate harmful bacteria;
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, being beneficial in seasonal allergies, common colds, and is also protecting against more serious diseases caused by inflammation;
  • It is an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and proteins, supporting the immune system and the digestive system;
  • Wasabi contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc;
  • Wasabi offers a systematic pain relief, especially at the joints level;

Besides all these, some recent studies investigating wasabi benefits revealed that this Asian spice is also preventing stomach cancer development.

Even more, wasabi possesses anti-hypercholesterolemic properties, therefore, it reduces bad cholesterol levels, So, wasabi protects you against cardiovascular diseases development.

In conclusion, wasabi is very spicy, thus, give yourself a period to adapt to its taste. Trust me, it worth the effort because wasabi protects you against digestive problems caused by harmful bacteria, against cardiovascular diseases and poor immune system, and even against stomach cancer.


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Jeffrey likes to write about health and fitness topics, being a champion fitness instructor in the past.

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