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l and Healthy with Amazake (Sweet Fermented Rice Drink)!

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Upon hearing that drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is good for your body, probably you have wondered about what kind of effects it bring.
Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is almost made of the same components as an IV drip fluid that it is called as “drinkable IV drip fluid” because it is rich in nutrients.
Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink), the “drinkable IV drip fluid,” is not supposedly bad for your body!
Here, we would like to introduce you the effects of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) and the ways on how to drink it.

1. The amazing effects of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) !

We introduced here are the effects of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink), which is also known as “drinkable IV drip fluid.”

♦ Lightens skin and makes it beautiful

B Vitamins, mainly Vitamin B2, activate the skin cells and promotes their turnover, therefore leading your skin to become beautiful.

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The essential amino acids found in Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) prevents skin dryness, while the kojic acid found in malted rice suppress the production of melanin which the pigment itself causes skin spots, skin darkening and freckles. With their functions, you can expect to have a beautiful skin.

*Essential amino acids are used as energy, but they cannot be produced by our body, so they have to be taken in by eating foods.

Other than “drinkable IV drip fluid,” Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) should be also called “drinkable beauty essence” as it brings good effects to your skin.

♦ Replenishes nutrients

Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) , which is called as a “drinkable IV drip fluid,” is rich with nutrients that our body needs such as glucose, B vitamins and essential amino acids.

Drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is also a simple way to supply yourself with nutrients.
Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is effective as a nutritional supplement particularly in times when you have no appetite and, for mothers, don’t have time to take a meal after giving birth.

♦ Makes you recover from fatigue

Glucose and B vitamins help you to recover from fatigue.

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Drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is recommended when you don’t have an appetite and get tired easily due to summer fatigue.

Oligosaccharides and dietary fiber improves your body’s immunity as they help to increase intestinal bacteria, so drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is also effective in building a strong body.

♦ Cures constipation

It said that the oligosaccharides and dietary fiber richly found in Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) helps to fix your intestinal environment and promote bowel movement.

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You can also expect that your dry skin caused by constipation to be healed as drinking Amazake makes your bowel movement smooth.

Since Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) made from malted rice is alcohol-free, it is also safe to drink for pregnant women who suffer from constipation.

♦Supports your diet

The glucose from Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) increases your blood sugar level, therefore giving you a feeling of fullness.

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If drank before taking a meal, you can expect Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) to prevent you from eating too much.

However, it doesn’t mean that Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) contains low calories, so drink it with moderation.

♦Cleans your hair and scalp

It is said that you can expect your hair and scalp’s condition to be fixed with biotin.

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Since biotin also provides support to proteins, which are responsible in making hair, drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is also effective against hair thinning.

2. Ways on drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) and arrangement methods

Introduced here are the ways on drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) and some recommended arrangement methods.

2-1. Ways on drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

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♦Decide a drinking time and get accustomed to it

There is no fixed time when to drink Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink).
Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is still good for your health even if drink it everyday, so it would be better for you to get accustomed to drinking it as substitute to breakfast and in-between meals.

For those who want to get rid of their constipation, drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) as replacement to breakfast is a more effective way of supplying yourself with nutrients.

If you skip breakfast, the energy for digestion will be instead used for bowel movement, so you can expect drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) to cure constipation.

In addition, for those who want to drink Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) while on a diet, it would be better to do it before taking meals in order to suppress appetite.

♦ Take at least 200ml per day

Drink at least one glass (around 200 ml) of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) a day.

Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is good for the body, but drinking too much of it results to over-intake of calories.

Continuous drinking of one glass of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) a day is more desirable than drinking too much in a day.

2-2. Arrangement of methods on drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) isn’t only drunk as it is, but you can also make it easier and healthier to drink by giving it some arrangements.

Introduced here are two arrangements for Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

(1) Soy milk + Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

Soy milk contains nutrients such as “isoflavone” and “saponin”.
Soy milk is said to metabolize fat and provides moisture to your skin and hair.

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Combining Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) and soy milk together even improves the wonderful effects they bring to women.
Soy milk and Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) should be mixed together with a ratio of 1:1.

It would be better to drink it hot as it warms up your body.

For those who are having difficulty in drinking Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) , try to use the soy milk and Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) ratio of 2:1.
*The maximum intake amount of isoflavone is 70 to 75 mg a day.

Depending on the manufacturer, a 200ml of soy milk contains around 20 to 60 mg of isoflavone.

Therefore, let’s limit the amount of the soy milk that we drink to 200ml a day.

(2) Banana + Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

Let’s aim to further improve the anti-constipation and nutrition-supplying effects of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) by combining it with the banana’s dietary fibers.

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Using a blender, mix a half or one whole banana together with 200ml of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) .

You may add more soy milk according to your preference.

Other the ones introduced here, you can also make other arrangements such as adding honey, ginger, yogurt or cocoa to the Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) .

Try to find other drinking methods that you like by combining Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) with any ingredients!

3. Types of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink)

Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) is divided into two types by its ingredients: malted rice and sake lees.

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We will now explain the difference between the two Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) .

♦ Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) made from malted rice

・It’s sugar-free, therefore it has very low calorie content
・Non-alcoholic
・It has less unique alcohol smell

♦ Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) made from sake lees

・It has high calorie content because it is added with sugar to sweeten
・Contains alcohol
・Has an alcohol smell

The two may differ because of their respective ingredients, but both of them are still rich in nutrients.

The only major differences between the two types of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) are their sugar and alcohol content.

For children, pregnant women and those who are on a diet, be sure to choose an alcohol and sugar-free Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) made from malted rice.

4. Summary

Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) made from malted rice brings lots of effects that are beneficial to your skin and hair, as well your health.

There are lots of types of Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink) that can be simply bought at stores in the present.

Since you can create a variety of arrangements by combining any ingredients together with Amazake (Sweet fermented rice drink), let’s begin our habit of drinking it everyday for our health and beauty!


This article is translation of Japanese article, and the information listed is as of December 15, 2015 (Japan Standard Time).
Please take note that this article is based on individual opinions or their impressions, and opinions may vary.