Scientists try to find ways to prolong people’s youth and health. Various studies have shown that food is one of the factors that affect health. At the same time, scientists have missed out on the fact that some products have the highest degree of usefulness. These foods include tofu vegetable cheese. It is an excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium, and other trace elements.
The main component of tofu is soy milk, which goes through a certain condensation process. The production process for tofu cheese is similar to the production process for traditional cheese.
Types of tofu cheese.
Tofu is a 100% plant-based product. That being said, you can find several varieties of tofu in the supermarket. They differ in structure, level of protein consistency, and amount of liquid:
- Soft or silk tofu.
- Hard tofu.
- Extra hard tofu.
It should be noted that the denser and drier the product, the more proteins it contains. Scientists claim that tofu is beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol and lowering the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. This effect is achieved thanks to isoflavones, which are found in soybeans in large quantities.
Tofu is a dietary product that people who want to lose weight can consume. 100 g of tofu contains 73 kcal, 4.2 g of fat, 0.7 g of carbohydrates, and 8.1 g of protein.
- improves bone density.
- reduces the risk of stomach cancer,
- reduces the risk of prostate cancer,
- improves brain function,
- promotes the production of vital chemicals in the body.
- reduces the risk of breast cancer,
- relieves the symptoms of menopause.
Women who want to prolong their youth and beauty should consume tofu regularly. It contains a protein that has a structure similar to the female hormone estrogen. Therefore, consumption of tofu helps to normalize the hormonal system in women.
The taste of tofu depends on the species. You can also eat tofu raw or cook it. Tofu is fried, baked, smoked.
Tofu requires certain conditions of consumption and storage.
Manufacturers offer a variety of tofu packages, which require certain storage conditions. If you buy packaged cheese, you should pay attention to the storage conditions. This cheese should be kept in the refrigerator. If tofu is in a container, it can be stored without a refrigerator. But, after opening it, you should put it in the refrigerator. After you have cut the soy cheese, it must be rinsed, covered with water, and kept in the refrigerator. You can freeze tofu and store it for up to five months.
Tofu has a neutral flavor that allows it to be combined with various foods and used in various dishes.
Usually, consuming tofu benefits your health. But there are exceptions. People who have soy intolerance, estrogen-sensitive breast tumors, thyroid disease should avoid eating tofu.
Also, people who tend to form kidney stones should avoid excessive consumption of soy foods.
In addition, pregnant women and people with endocrine system problems should consume tofu after consulting a doctor.