Thinking Tofu: A Healthy Lifestyle Change

Amazing Benefits of Tofu

If you are on the road to slimming or deciding to change lifestyle for health issues, shifting to tofu can give you a world of benefits unbeknownst to you.

Tofu can be considered a meat substitute. Inexpensive, abundant and rich in protein, the lowly tofu has long been considered ‘the poor man’s protein.’ Regular consumption of tofu eliminates issues commonly associated with high meat diet. Tofu decreases bad cholesterol, decreases menopausal symptoms and lowers cancer risks. It can delay the damages of the aging process and make middle-aged bones stronger due to its rich contents of calcium and vitamin E.

Studies have shown that a high tofu diet corresponds with an equivalent amount of energy, protein, total fat, carbohydrates, alcohol and fiber. Meaning you must eat a lot of tofu in place of other food sources that give you the same energy and benefits. Tofu’s main benefits show up mostly in lower total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides. A 4 oz. serving of tofu provides 9% of daily fat requirement, 3/4 lower than pork. This can be translated in decreased risk of atherosclerosis, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

As a low-fat meat replacement, to maximize the benefit of your new tofu diet it is best to not use oil or as little oil as can be allowed. Tofu is known to absorb liquids and flavors. You just have to be creative with recipes that do not require oil.

Start with Lifestyle Change in Bellevue

If you’re in the Bellevue area, try our Soft Tofu Soups at Seoul Hot Pot! We’re not just all barbecue, we also have Korean classics that are healthy, like tofu.