Last Update : 24th Mar, 2019
June 30, 2017
The perfect low-calorie diet food!
Tofu, made from soybeans, has been eaten in Japan for centuries.
Its flavor and texture go well with everything, making it a great match for any kind of cuisine — try it Japanese, Chinese or Western food, and even in desserts!
Tofu has grown in popularity to the point that it is now readily available at supermarkets across the world. In Japan, we usually eat it on its own (seasoned with a little soy sauce) or in miso soup.
Soybeans are a source of plant-based protein. Tofu is packed with nutrients and is easy to digest, with an absorption rate of over 90%.
That makes it a great choice for people who have difficulty chewing or who suffer from gastrointestinal issues. Low in calories and high in protein, tofu is also a great option for dieters!
What’s more, soybeans contain lecithin, which lowers cholesterol, saponins, which lower levels of blood lipids, and isoflavones, which mimic the function of the hormone oestrogen.
All this makes tofu a good addition to the diets of menopausal women.
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