A new scientific report has found the consumption of fermented beans actually has no measurable health benefits.

But if you like eating something that smells like 5-day old socks it has massive benefits, according to the report.

Daily natto eater Kento Kuwahara said “Nani!?” after hearing the news.

Scientists say the health benefit claim originated from a simple ruse to make a profit off something that smells like hot garbage.

“Without the health benefit claim, no one in their right mind would have ever thought to put a fermented bean in their mouth,” the report says.

Several fermented beans were killed while gathering data for this scientific report.

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