Everything About Tofu Health Benefits Of Eating Tofu
There are many health benefits of eating tofu. It is not only a good source of protein, it is also free of cholesterol and trans fat. Tofu is also a good food alternatives for the lactose-intolerant. Start eating more Tofu today. It not only starts a healthy eating routine, but also means the commencement of a healthy lifestyle. By eating less meat, you can also contribute to environmental health by being a green conscious consumer.
Tofu and Heart
Regular consumption of tofu has shown to reduce levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, which can lead to blocked arteries and heart disease. The FDA (Food Drug & Administration) in the USA has approved a health claim stating that 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease..
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2 boxes of Unicurd™ Tofu everyday is all you need to eat for your daily requirement. Starts eating more Tofu today!
Tofu against Cancer The low calories and fiber content in tofu aid in weight control when formed part of a balanced diet.
Tofu against Menopause Women who consume tofu regularly have been shown to report fewer menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Tofu against Osteoporosis Tofu helps prevent and treat osteoporosis. This is due to the isoflavones that help maintain bone health by increasing the bone mineral content and bone density.
Tofu and Lactose Intolerance Tofu and soymilk being lactose free are the most suitable substitutes for people who are lactose intolerant.
Some ideas for lactose, dairy-free substitutes for cooking and baking for lactose intolerant people. You can enjoy delicious shakes and lasagna too!
- To replace milk, blend silken tofu with water until it has the consistency of milk
- Firm or extra firm tofu is ideal for replacing cottage, ricotta, or mascarpone cheeses in lasagna or desserts.
- Soft or silken tofu is terrific blended into soups and smoothies, adding protein and a thicker texture.
- Mashed tofu are good to create many delicious tarts, cakes and finger food!
Tips: When using soy to replace cream, cheese, or meat, use herbs and spices liberally. Soy will take-up, or absorb, the flavors of whatever you are making. Without spices and herbs, soy can be very bland.
Tofu or meat as your source of protein?
Tofu is a good replacement for meat. Don’t believe us? See the following nutritional information to see how tofu stacked up against meat.
Beef A 4 oz serving of 85% lean ground beef contains 17g of fat, 7g saturated fat, which is 27% DV of recommended fat need per day and 100mg of cholesterol.
Pork A 4 oz serving of extra firm tofu contains 6g of fat, 0g saturated fat, which is only 9% DV of recommended fat needed per day and has zero cholesterol
Tofu A 4 oz serving of extra firm tofu contains 6g of fat, 0g saturated fat, which is only 9% DV of recommended fat needed per day and has zero cholesterol