Have you heard of a Japanese beverage Amazake?
I have never heard of it before I came to Japan. But now I cannot live without it! It is so sweet, delicious, full of nutrients, super beneficial for our body.
So what is Amazake?
Amazake is a traditional Japanese beverage. It means “sweet sake” in English literally, but basically it is very low or non-alcohol.
Amazake is made from fermented rice. Like miso, soy sauce and sake, it has hundreds of years’ history, and it is one of traditional healthy Japanese food.
What is the benefit of Amazake?
1. Make your skin glow
Amazake has high level of Vitamin B1, which moisturizes your skin and prevents wrinkle forming.
2. Boost your metabolism and LOSE WEIGHT
Amazake is high in B-complex vitamins, which help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.
B-complex vitamins also have benefit on fat burning, which can help you lose weight.
In addition, calories of Amazake is very low. It is about 81 calories in 100g. As it is sweet, you could feel full by drinking only a little.
3. Keep you regular
Amazake is high in fiber, which helps keep your digestive system running smoothly.
You won’t have a problem with constipation by drinking Amazake every day.
Also, like other fermented foods, it is high in probiotics—so called good bacteria.
They also help improve digestive health.
4. Make your hair glow
It contains biotin, which has been proven to make hair grow faster, thicker and stronger.
5. Recover from stress and fatigue
Amazake is very high of amino acids, which are the source of our protein.
It has been used as a beverage for recovering physical fatigue especially in summer since Edo period.
The pantothenic acid and GABA (another amino acid) in it also have been proved for stress relive.
Amazake is becoming more and more popular among younger generation because of its great benifit on Losing Weight. Instead of extream working out or not eating, people are looking for much healthier ways to lose weight. And amazake is one of the best ways.
In my next blog, I would like to talk about how to drink Amazake to lose weight.