HELPS WEIGHT LOSS
Whether your amazake is made from white or brown rice, it will have high fiber content. Drinks and food that are rich in fiber usually take long hours to be fully digested and absorbed by the body, hence aiding weight loss by making you feel full for prolonged periods of time. In addition to this, amazake is also rich in vitamin B5 and active enzymes that break down fats, protein, and carbohydrates into amino acids, fatty acids and sugars.
REDUCE STRESS AND ALLEVIATE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
Amazake is packed with all sorts of vitamins and amino acids that help alleviate stress, as well as depression. For instance, amazake has the vitamin B6 which promotes the health of the nervous system and relieves depressive symptoms. This rice drink also contains vitamin B5 and GABA amino acids, which both help reduce stress and enhance relaxation by promoting the functions of the parasympathetic nerves.
PROMOTE BRAIN HEALTH AND IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION
Made primarily from rice, amazake is rich in glucose, a type of sugar which the brain depends on for energy. In fact, the brain uses up to 400 calories of glucose every day. If you want to improve different brain functions, such as thinking, memory and learning, and want to avoid lack of concentration, irritability, slurred speech and anxiety due to hypoglycemia, it would be a good idea to always have some amazake in stock.
MAINTAIN HEALTHY SKIN AND HAIR
Although amazake only contains small amounts of koji, it can help you in achieving and maintaining healthy skin and hair. Amazake has the vitamin B2 which can help protect the mucous membrane and maintain healthy skin and hair, and ferulic acid which promotes cell metabolism, making the skin smoother, softer and younger-looking. Cysteine, an amino acid that nourishes clear skin and healthy hair, as well as biotin, a type of vitamin B group that aids the formation of collagen, can also be found in Amazake.
Written by Cynthia Kline exclusively for fermentools