Monday, August 24, 2009

Tofu For Me

Here I have ordered this healthy meal from my favorite restaurant in Japan. I have been fascinated with tofu these days. I have learned that tofu is rich in nutrients. Tofu is rich in both high quality protein and B-vitamins. It is an excellent substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes. Aside from that tofu contains a lot of calcium, which originates from the coagulant. The soy proteins are precipitated with calcium, providing tofu with a ready source of calcium, when making tofu. And this calcium contributes to the prevention of osteoporosis.

Aside from the nutrients we got from tofu, it is also easy to digest. How? The soybean’s fiber is removed during the manufacturing process. Furthermore, tofu reduces cholesterol. It reduces heart disease by lowering the level of the "bad" LDL cholesterol, and as the result maintaining the level of "good" HDL cholesterol.

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