Why Should You Include Tofu in Your Diet & Kitchen?
Tofu, which originated from East Asian countries, is known for its rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and fibres. Due to its high nutritious value, it is even considered better than any other meat (which is a source of saturated fat and cholesterol too). It is also called bean curd and is made up of soybeans.
Rumours claims, tofu is high in estrogen which leads to breast cancer in women, however, it helps to prevent the growth of cancer cells.
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- Soybeans seeds are soaked in water for 6-10 hours.
- Soaked soybeans are crushed with water to extract soya milk.
- Soya milk is heated at a temperature of 100-110 degree celsius & then lemon is used to separate water and soya protein.
- Separated soya protein is then kept underweight to make a stable block of Tofu (soya paneer)
- Blocks are cut in slices and packed after rinsing.
Health benefits of Tofu:
- Rich source of protein
- Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Reduces risks of prostate & breast cancer
- Prevents obesity, strokes, sugar level and haemorrhoids
- Healthy for your heart
- Relieves certain symptoms of endometriosis.
- Helps to lessen depression, hypertension and inflammation.
- Easy to digest thus helps growing children, athletes and the one who regularly exercises.
When and How Can You Use Tofu?
- Tofu is a great alternative to eggs and meat for vegetarians.
- Tofu tastes good when served with soup, and dessert.
- If you are conscious about your health but can’t control unnecessary cravings, then
add tofu to your salad dressing, pudding, smoothies, and chinese recipes.
- Lactose intolerance of milk: Milk is a good source of protein but many people are not
able to digest milk (because of lactose intolerance) and milk products like paneer. Tofu
is the best alternative for paneer.
The protein powders used by people post-workout have many toxic ingredients including saccharin, aspartame and artificial flavours. So the people who work out regularly must include tofu in their diet as it contains almost zero per cent fat.