Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please support us! Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please support us! This traditional Japanese food item is an incredibly nutritious and powerful gut-friendly agent. So, how does a fermented superfood such as natto come to be? Take whole soybeans, some soaking, some steaming (or boiling), and a dash of Bacillus subtilis. Let’s take a more detailed look at where natto comes from, how it’s made, and, most importantly, the best ways to incorporate it into your diet! Soybeans “are a member of the legume family,” right alongside other plant-based diet staples such as beans, peas, lentils and even peanuts. Yet, not all soybeans are equal. Sourced from Japan, soybeans are natural, fresh, and healthy. Unfortunately, soybean products that you are able to purchase directly at your local grocery store are actually genetically modified (GMO), which means they are “produced in a different way and [they don’t] yield the same nutritional benefits.” So, how do you make sure you’re consuming a safe, non-GMO soy product? Go for...