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What Tips People Should Know In Eating Tofu

Author : Code Blue

Tofu uses soy beans, green beans and black beans as raw material. After soaking, grinding, filtering, mashing, refinement, solidification and forming processes, it becomes one of the most widely and popular cooking raw material.

Tofu and tofu products have higher protein content than soy. And tofu protein is complete protein, not only containing the eight essential amino acids that the body needs, but also the ratio is close to the human body needs and nutrition titer is higher. Tofu also contains fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. According to Chinese medicine theory, tofu is sweet in taste and cool in nature. It can be used to treat red eyes, thirst as well as solute sulfur, liquor poison. Although tofu is good, eat too much has disadvantages and will be hazardous to health.

Question 1: easy to cause indigestion
Tofu contains extremely rich protein. Eating too much a time will not only hinder the body's absorption of iron but also easily lead to indigestion of protein, thus causing abdominal distention, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Question 2: easy to promote the decline of kidney function
Under normal circumstances, most of the plant protein that people eat into the body finally becomes nitrogen waste through metabolism and then is excreted through kidneys. When people become old, the capacity of kidneys to excrete waste is reduced. At this time if you pay no attention to diet and eat lots of tofu, excessive intake of plant protein is bound to cause an increase nitrogenous waste generated in the body, increasing the burden on the kidneys and the renal function further decline, which is not conducive to good health.

Question 3: easy to promote atherosclerosis
American medical experts pointed that soy products contained extremely rich methionine, which can be converted to cysteine under the function of the enzyme. Homocysteine can damage the arterial wall endothelial cells and easily make cholesterol and triglyceride deposition in the arterial wall thus promoting atherosclerosis.

Question 4: excessive tofu leads to iodine deficiency
Tofu soybeans contain a substance called saponin, which not only can prevent atherosclerosis, but also promote excretion of iodine in the body. Long-term excessive consumption of tofu can easily lead to iodine deficiency, leading to iodine deficiency disease.

Question 5: easy to encourage gout
Tofu contains more purine. Gout patients with disorders of purine metabolism and patients who have elevated blood uric acid concentrations eating more tofu can easily lead to gout attacks.

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