Through the years, tofu has gained notoriety among vegetarians and vegans for its protein. Tofu is also called bean curd by some people. With all the popularity it gets, what is tofu anyway?
Tofu is made from soy, and the truth is so is actually bad for your health.
The reality is soy is one of the most genetically modified foods in the market. A regular tofu s made from water, soybeans and a curdling agent.
According to the renowned author of “The Whole Soy Story”, Dr. Kaayla Daniel, soy is something you cannot categorized as a health food. It has not been proven safe nor does it prevent diseases.
Moreover, several scientific studies have linked soy to different medical conditions like cognitive decline, digestive problems, malnutrition, reproductive disorders and thyroid malfunction.
There are also reports that soy can cause heart disease and cancer.
There are many reasons why some people avoid soy protein in their diet. But are all soy really that bad?
You need to know that soy can be divided into two categories: fermented and unfermented. Fermented soy products refer to natto, miso, tamari and tempeh.
Edamame, tofu and soy fall in the unfermented soy products category.