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Koyo Tofu Miso Ramen -- 2 oz


Koyo Tofu Miso Ramen
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Koyo Tofu Miso Ramen -- 2 oz

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Save 30% off Code 30KOYO Ends: 5/20 at 7 a.m. ET

Save 30% off Code 30KOYO Ends: 5/20 at 7 a.m. ET

Koyo Tofu Miso Ramen Description

  • Made with Organic Noodles
  • Reduced Sodium 25% Less Sodium Than Regular Tofu Miso Ramen
  • Non-GMO
  • No MSG Added
  • Vegan
  • Ready in 4 Minutes

Now you can enjoy Koyo Ramen with reduced sodium. We've taken the same Ramen noodles made form expertly crafted, fresh milled, organically grown heirloom wheat, and added it to our savory broth, which contains only pure, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives. The result is our delicious combination of silky noodles and flavorful reduced sodium broth that will be sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated taste buds.


Directions

Bring 1 1/3 cups of water to a boil in a small sauce pan.  Add noodles and contents to soup packet and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and let stand 1-2 minutes.

Free Of
GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Package
Servings per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories210
Total Fat1 g1%
  Saturated Fat0 g0%
  Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium460 mg20%
Total Carbohydrate43 g16%
  Dietary Fiber1 g4%
  Sugars2 g
Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein7 g*
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium17 mg2%
Iron1 mg6%
Potassium112 mg2%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic Noodles: Organic heirloom wheat flour, sea salt.

Soup Packet: Shoyu powder (soybeans, wheat, sea salt,) miso powder (soybeans, rice, sea salt), kombu powder, shiitake mushroom powder, tofu (soybeans, nigari), onion powder, seea salt, green onion, garlic powder, ginger powder, black pepper.

Contains soy and wheat.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you have ever struggled to maintain a vegetarian diet, it's possible Mother Nature is to blame. A person’s genetic makeup might play a role in how easy — or difficult — it is to stick to a vegetarian diet, according to researchers at Northwestern Medicine, the health care system affiliated with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. When genetics do not work in your favor and you are not “hard-wired” for vegetarianism, you are more likely to stumble when trying to go meatless, according to the study. In fact, a large percentage of vegetarians — anywhere from 48% to 64% — end up eating at least some fish, poultry or red meat, the researchers say.

Decoding Dietary Habits: The Role of Genetics in Vegetarian Lifestyles

What the researchers found

In the study, researchers looked at genetic data from more than 5,300 strict vegetarians — those who do not eat fish, poultry or red meat — and compared it to similar data from more than 300,000 others. The researchers found that three genes were deemed to be "significantly associated" with vegetarianism, and 31 other genes were found to be potentially associated with a meat-free lifestyle. Two of the top three genes — NPC1 and RMC1 — are either involved in lipid metabolism, brain function or both, according to the researchers. The researchers speculate that some people might need specific lipid components that are found only in meat. This could undermine the best intentions of those who try to remain vegetarians, but end up stumbling in their commitment. By contrast, those who have greater success as vegetarians might have a genetic makeup that helps them to synthesize such lipid components internally, reducing the need for them to eat meat.

The challenge of remaining a vegetarian

Sharon Palmer is a California-based registered dietitian nutritionist known as “the plant-powered dietitian” and author of the book “California Vegan.” Over the years, she has noticed that some clients struggle to stick with a vegetarian diet while others find it easier to do so. However, she notes that factors other than genetics can play a crucial role in whether a person is able to successfully transition to a vegetarian diet. “People who are focused on health and nutrition and already like to eat a lot of vegetables, grains and fruits tend to find that transition easier,” she says. These folks also had a habit of eating a lot of plant-based dishes in their diets prior to becoming vegetarians, Palmer notes. “So, the shift is not that dramatic,” she says. In addition, some cultures have diets that favor plant-based dishes, making a vegetarian lifestyle more natural to people who grew up in those conditions, Palmer adds.

Why you should eat more vegetarian foods

Even if you find a vegetarian lifestyle challenging, there are many good reasons to try to increase your intake of plant-based foods. The American Heart Association says a plant-based diet offers numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of:
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Transitioning to plant-based eating

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