[The brewery teaches] Drink amazake to relieve constipation! Three expected effects summary

“Is amazake good for constipation?”

"What kind of effect can we expect..."

I will answer these questions.

In this article,

  • Mechanism of constipation
  • Drinking amazake can be expected to relieve constipation

I will explain about

This is Kayada from Tenryohai Sake Brewery.

Tenryohai has been producing Amazake since 2005.

This year will be my 16th year.

As an amazake professional who has been making amazake for many years, I will try to explain it properly.

What happens when you have constipation?

Constipation ranks high among Japanese women's physical problems.

It is said to be more than three times as common among men under the age of 50.

What is constipation in the first place?

Bowel movement is a healthy condition to have every day. Constipation is a condition in which there is no stool for more than 3 days, or the stool is hard and incomplete and there is a feeling of incomplete evacuation. It is common in women, and in addition to difficulty in defecation, symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and loss of appetite also appear. It can affect the whole body, such as rough skin and stiff shoulders.

Here are the 5 most common causes of constipation:

  • Lack of exercise
  • lack of water
  • excessive diet
  • lack of dietary fiber
  • Abdominal muscle weakness

The reason why many women

  • excessive diet
  • Abdominal muscle weakness

This is probably because there are more people who fall under this category than men.

In addition, as a trend of Japanese people in recent years,

  • lack of dietary fiber

there is.

Dietary fiber is a food component that reaches the large intestine without being digested or absorbed in the small intestine.

Many physiological functions have been clarified, such as the prevention of constipation and other intestinal effects, as well as the suppression of blood sugar levels and the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood. Currently, it is a food component that most Japanese lack, so it is recommended to actively ingest it.

Around 1950, the average dietary fiber intake of Japanese people exceeded 20 g per person per day, but it is on a downward trend as the intake of cereals, potatoes, and beans has decreased.

A recent report puts the average intake at around 14g per day.

The “Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese (2020 edition)” formulated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare sets the “target amount” (the current target intake for Japanese people for the time being for the purpose of preventing the onset of lifestyle-related diseases). ) is 21g or more for men and 18g or more for women aged 18 to 64.

(Refer from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare health information site for lifestyle-related disease prevention)

3 effects that can be expected to relieve constipation by drinking amazake

  • Resistant protein that acts like dietary fiber
  • Glucosylceramide to increase good bacteria
  • Oligosaccharides that feed bifidobacteria

resistant protein

Resistant protein is an indigestible protein that acts like dietary fiber.

Like dietary fiber, it softens stools and encourages bowel movements.

It is difficult to digest in the gastrointestinal tract, and while moving slowly through the intestines, it absorbs excess lipids and cholesterol and excretes them from the body. In addition, since it effectively removes waste products in the intestines, it can be expected to have the effect of adjusting the intestinal environment.


Glucosylceramide is a vegetable ceramide. In recent years, this ingredient is said to have the effect of increasing Brautia coccoides, a kind of good bacteria in the intestines.

Brautia coccoides has the effect of suppressing intestinal inflammation, so it is thought that increasing this will improve the function of the intestines and enable smooth defecation.


Oligosaccharides serve as food for Bifidobacterium, a kind of lactic acid bacteria, and can be expected to have the effect of increasing their numbers.

Bifidobacterium is thought to activate the peristalsis of the intestine and promote bowel movement.

Furthermore, it is said that it suppresses the putrefaction of the stool accumulated in the intestines, so that diarrhea and stomach bloating are resolved. In addition, the increase in Bifidobacterium, which is a good bacteria, improves the intestinal environment and can be expected to reduce the risk of food poisoning and enteritis.


Above, in this article

・Mechanism of constipation

・ Drinking amazake can be expected to relieve constipation

I explained about

Try to exercise moderately, eat vegetables, and "drink amazake" in your lifestyle

I would appreciate it if you could take it in and help relieve constipation.

Even if you are not used to amazake, you can try it with vegetable dressing, because the natural sweetness of amazake and the dressing go well together.

Other effects that can be expected from drinking amazake, such as beauty and diet, are summarized below.

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