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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Must Know: Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Tofu

Tofu, a food made from soy milk, is not only delicious but very nutritious, as well.

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According to Natural Food Series, eating tofu can do wonders to one's health.

Good for the brain
Tofu is good in retaining brain health because of its lecithin content, which assists with the production of important phospholipids that maintain the integrity of the neurons in the brain. It also exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in the brain, reducing the deposition and formation of beta amyloid proteins.

Makes kidney healthy
Tofu, which is considered as an excellent source of soy protein, appears to be better than other protein types in supporting kidney health via reduction of blood lipids.

Reduces risk of heart disease, cancer
Soybeans belongs to the class of food that has been associated with benefits for the heart. Tofu, having been made from soybeans, retains this heart friendly feature  and is associated with reduced markers of heart disease.

Meanwhile, tofu shares so many similarities to the hormone estrogen which helps prevent cancer, which usually worsens under the influence of this hormone. Women who consume tofu or soy protein have reduced risk of breast cancer. It also reduces risk of several cancers; including stomach cancer and prostate cancer.

Good for the bones

Tofu, having isoflavone, can help safeguard bone tissue against the leaching of minerals. Isoflavones have been seen to possess a pseudo-estrogenic action, which help prevent bone loss.

When to consider organic
Meanwhile, there are a few caveats that you need to consider before deciding to add more tofu to your diet.

"For instance, much of the tofu available today is made from GMO (genetically modified) soybeans. This raises major red flags for some people, so if this is an area of concern, you might be better off seeking organic options if possible," it was noted.

This article was filed under Health, Health news, Healthy life news, Newshealth, Healthy Living, Health blogs, Health benefits, and Tofu.
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