today, Xiao AI first gives you a riddle: “born in the soil, fished in the water, walking in the middle of the stone, become white and boneless, people love to eat, high nutrition.” Can you work out the answer without searching the Internet?

yes, the answer is tofu! Bean curd is a common bean product, which is very popular. Recently, some people claim that “eating tofu every day can protect blood vessels, prevent cancer and anti-tumor”. Although Xiaoai also likes tofu, it has cancer prevention effect. Can you overestimate tofu? The nutritional value of

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tofu is undeniable that the nutritional value of

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is indeed very high.

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tofu contain very rich nutrients, and the content of calcium is very high. The content of calcium in every 100 grams of tofu is as high as 140-160 mg, which is an ideal food for calcium supplement. In addition, tofu contains a lot of protein, soybean isoflavones, iron, lecithin and sugars. It is a kind of low calorie, low-fat but high protein food.

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in traditional Chinese medicine hold that tofu is cool in nature, can benefit Qi, promote body fluid and detoxify, is a heat clearing and health preserving food, often eating tofu can keep slim.

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tofu are also rich in phytoestrogens. Eating tofu often can prevent osteoporosis.

the American Cancer Society said that soybean isoflavones in tofu have anti-cancer effect, and eating tofu often can supplement soybean isoflavones, which is of great significance for cancer prevention and control. In addition, tofu contains a lot of sterols and stigmasterols, which play an important role in the prevention of breast cancer and prostate cancer. From the above information, does tofu seem to be able to prevent cancer? So, is tofu really effective in preventing cancer?

don’t overestimate the nutritional value of tofu.

people often say that eating meat is better than eating tofu, which is not without scientific basis.

the National Cancer Center of Japan has found that if you replace meat with tofu, you can prolong your life, because the vegetable protein in tofu is related to lower mortality.

according to the data of more than 70000 people in Japan, replacing 3% red meat protein with plant protein will reduce the risk of death by a quarter.

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Dr. Hu bingchang of Harvard University also believes that bean curd and other plant protein instead of red meat and processed meat diet mode, is good for health.

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and the reason why tofu can prevent cancer is due to the isoflavones.

soybean isoflavones widely exist in bean curd and other legumes, also known as phytoestrogens. It can regulate the estrogen level in women, that is, when the estrogen level in the body is reduced, it can improve the estrogen level; when the estrogen level in the body is high, it can reduce the estrogen level.

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epidemiological studies have found that there is a negative correlation between soybean food intake and women’s risk of breast cancer. In other words, eating more bean curd, soybean milk and other legumes can avoid the risk of breast cancer.

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are generally recognized as “good things”, but for tofu milk, people think it is a kind of “junk food”, and some even claim that it will cause cancer.

bean curd does not cause cancer.

people think that bean curd can cause cancer. In addition to its high salt content, some people think that the production process of tofu milk uses mold, which is easy to cause cancer.

however, compared with other pickled foods, the salt content of tofu milk is not high. Moreover, in the production process, the nutrition of soybean, its raw material, is almost no loss. The mold used to make tofu milk is also a kind of beneficial edible fungus, which can decompose the substances difficult to be separated from tofu, so as to form the unique flavor of tofu milk. These fungi do not produce toxins There is no such thing as carcinogenesis.

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on the contrary, moderate consumption of tofu milk is beneficial to health.

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are rich in protein, vitamin B, calcium and other substances, which can promote the catabolism of nutrients and maintain health.

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what’s more, the unique flavor of tofu milk is also a rare delicacy. How can

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eat tofu healthily?

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as a common food, tofu eat a variety of ways, learn to correctly match, but also make more nutrition.

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tofu with radish can avoid suffering from dyspepsia. Because tofu belongs to plant protein, if you eat too much, it is easy to cause indigestion, while radish has a strong digestive capacity. The combination of the two can not only absorb the nutrition of tofu, but also avoid indigestion.

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tofu with kelp, not only calcium, but also iodine. Kelp is also rich in iodine, both with the soup, the taste is very delicious.

in addition, meat and eggs with tofu, can improve the utilization of protein in tofu, nutrition is more than half. Because tofu is rich in protein, but lack of methionine, the use rate of protein will be very low if you eat tofu alone, and it can improve the utilization rate of protein with meat and egg food.

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however, although tofu is nutritious, there are three types of people who are not suitable for eating:

1. The purine value of tofu is not low. Patients with gout or high uric acid should pay attention to the intake;

2. Tofu is cold, stomach cold, spleen deficiency and kidney deficiency patients who often have spermatorrhea Those who are prone to abdominal distension and diarrhea should not eat too much tofu.

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look plain tofu, but the hidden “skill” is so deep. Do you also like tofu?

reference:

1. Tofu’s “golden partner” and food taboo [J]. New countryside (Heilongjiang), 2018, (27): 188.

2. Does tofu milk cause cancer [J]. Workers’ legal world, 2017, (21): 5

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