Kimchi Natto is Palatable, also Helps You Lose Weight

Natto is a fermented soy food that originated in Japan. The fermented soybeans are slimy in consistency and have a characteristic smell, so not only do many overseas people hate it, but many Japanese also can’t eat it.

However, Natto is a superfood packed with nutrients and can bring you various health benefits. Therefore, if you don’t like Natto but somehow can eat it, I recommend combining the beans with some tasty food.

Especially, my recommendation as a topping for Natto is the spicy Korean pickle Kimchi.

Tasty Kimchi Natto is also Effective in Dieting

Kimchi Natto

As I wrote about that before, several foods pair well with Natto and can make the fermented soybeans taste good. Among those, my favorite is a combination of Natto and Kimchi.

The reason why I recommend the Kimchi-Natto combination is that not only can Kimchi make Natto palatable and appetizing, but the food combo is also effective in dieting.

How Natto helps you lose weight 

Natto Beans

Actually, as listed below, it is known that Natto promotes fat burning.

  • Soybean saponin contained in Natto promotes the secretion of “Adiponectin”, a protein hormone that burns fat.
  • Nattokinase, a component of Natto, dissolves blood clots and prevents them from forming, which further prevents waste products from accumulating within the body and helps increase the metabolism.

Kimchi Natto is excellent as a fat burner

Kimchi Natto or Natto Kimchi

Similar to Natto, the spicy Korean pickle Kimchi is also healthy fermented food and contains lots of “Capsaicin”, an active component of chili pepper that promotes fat burning.

In a nutshell, Kimchi not only can make Natto tasty but the food combo Kimchi Natto is excellent as a fat burner. 


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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