Wonders & Health Benefits of Tofu!

The Wonders of Tofu

Tofu sometimes gets a bad wrap but it has done wonders for my health and possibly my skin. I always buy local, non-GMO tofu (and tempeh) from Twin Oaks.  Tofu is high in protein, low in calories and contains iron, calcium, omega 3’s, selenium and isoflavones. The isoflavones help reduce cholesterol and mimics estrogen, helping to minimize the symptoms of menopause. It is also connected with reduced risk of certain cancers (unless you have estrogen related breast cancer in your family). Another benefit is its ability to improve the tone and moisture of your skin helping you to achieve that glow!! Just look at Shania Twain!!!

When I started eating tofu regularly about 6 years ago my hot flashes disappeared and I just felt better. Now, if I don’t have it for a couple of days I get cranky.

The other wonder of tofu is that you can make it taste like anything!!! It is an open pallet. I love making mock buffalo chicken, simple Asian stri-fry’s, ricotta “cheese”, marinated and grilled, salads, and even in sweets.

When I master little videos I will do a demo of 3 quick and very different ways to prepare tofu. Hugs, peace, love & tofu!! X

Health Benefits of Tofu

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Tofu is rich in protein, iron, vitamin E and calcium. It is inexpensive, and easy to cook with. It can be transformed into ricotta cheeze, tuna-less salad and is a great substitute for chicken in most dishes. It contains isoflavones that reduce bad cholesterol levels in our body preventing cardiovascular diseases. It is a great source of selenium a mineral needed by the body for the proper functioning of the antioxidant system. It helps to prevent colon cancer and prostate cancer in men. According to studies women who eat tofu regularly are 60% less likely to have “high risk” breast tissue. It is helpful in reducing hot flashes as well as risk of loss of bone density in menopausal women. It also reduces the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

And lastly, but certainly not least it slows down the aging process! It helps the skin to retain its elasticity and tones the facial muscles. It is rich in keratin, which helps keep hair healthy and prevents hair loss.