In this modern and progressive society in which we are living a lot of people started to eat tofu instead of meat and eggs, especially people from the USA. Bean curd is the second name of tofu In fact, it is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. Various types of tofu can be found at the market. Also, there is tofu which is processed and the one which is fresh and natural. There are a lot of ways and kinds of combining this savior, especially with sweet dishes.
You may think that you are making the best choice and healthier one, because we are persuaded by the soy industry which is saying the exact thing. But the real thing is that processed soy, which includes tofu, is not healthy at all. There is far better food which is 100% healthier, as: organic eggs, grass-fed meat and raw dairy products.
Researchers from Asia have explained and brought up various theories about soy. They are revealing the fact that high-tech processing methods are failing to remove the anti-nutrients and toxins that are naturally present in soybeans, which is common thing for soy bean and that they leave toxic and carcinogenic residues that are created by the high temperatures and high pressure, which are occurring in that time.
When it comes to soy products, the worst is about fractionated products like soy protein isolate and hydrolyzed plant protein. They may cause some bad and unwanted consequences.
Moreover, there can appear some health problems by overusing soy and soy diets as:
- Thyroid problems : weight gain, lethargy, malaise, fatigue, hair loss, and loss of libido;
- Brain damage;
- Soy allergies;
- Reproductive disorders.
The following thing is very important to be remembered. The Lancet study has proved this thing. The daily exposure to estrogen-imitating chemicals for infants who consume soy formulas is 6-11 times higher than adults consuming soy foods.
In addition, that study showed other important facts. It is about the blood concentration of these hormones which was 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than estrogen in the blood. An infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent ,which is based on the body weight, of up to five birth control pills daily.
Healthy options and ideas of using soy which will not cause any harm to you :
- Natto ( Traditional Japanese food) ;
- Soy sauce.