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The unexpected danger of tofu, who says vegetarian food is safe?
January 27 2019, 9:50 AM
Tofu dish is delicious but also contain danger 

Tofu and products made from beans are good for the body but we should not turn beans into food every day and do not eat too much at once.

Tofu is a rustic dish of people from some East Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea. Tofu is sourced from China. This is a food with high nutritional value and is used a lot in daily meals. Moreover, tofu also has the effect of preventing and treating some diseases.

Tofu is a product that can be made from different types of beans (green beans, black beans) but mostly made from soybeans. It is one of the popular dishes of Vietnamese people with superior features like easy to eat, easy to digest, nutritious, easy to process, cheap price …

However, we should not turn beans into food every day and do not eat too much at once. If there is no proper diet, tofu will be the cause of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, failure. kidney function and affect the gastrointestinal tract … Elderly people and people with kidney disease, iron deficiency anemia, gout, arteriosclerosis should not regularly eat tofu.

Causes breast cancer

Tofu is a genetically modified food, so eating too much can cause serious illness, including cancer. According to the researchers, tofu contains phytoestrogen, which can cause abnormal breast cells to grow rapidly, leading to a high risk of disease. In particular, people with breast cancer should limit tofu intake to avoid more severe disease.


Tofu is made from soybeans that in soy contain a harmful compound called genistein isoflavone. This compound can prevent thyroid glands from producing enough hormones, thus causing hypothyroidism in people who regularly consume this food.


Tofu also contains a compound called phytate. This compound blocks the body’s tissues from absorbing essential nutrients like calcium, iron, and zinc, thus causing nutritional deficiencies.

Cognitive diseases

Many studies show a link between regular consumption of tofu to cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The reason is that tofu phytoestrogen stimulates the degeneration of brain cells at a faster rate.

Heart disease

Many people think that vegetarian diet is heart-healthy. However, researchers believe that tofu is a vegan food that can cause heart problems, causing the heart’s muscles to become unusually dense, making it hard for the heart to pump blood to the heart.

Weak bones

Eating too much tofu will reduce your ability to absorb vitamin D from the sun’s rays and food consumption, which can lead to vitamin D deficiency, thus making your bones weaker and brittle.

Harming the kidneys

In the normal case, the protein we tolerate enters the body through exchange, eventually turning out to be excreted by the kidneys as a nitrogen-containing waste.

When we are old, the ability of the kidneys to be eliminated is reduced, if we do not pay attention to eating, eating too many tofu to replace fish meat.

Tolerating too many essential plant proteins will cause the body to produce more nitrogen-containing waste, increasing the burden on the kidneys, not for health.

Causes indigestion

Tofu can lead to indigestion, bloating, and diarrhea.

Tofu is rich in protein. Therefore, eating too many tofu for a long time not only hinders the body’s iron absorption but also easily leads to indigestion, bloating, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Reduce sperm

In the past 5 years, people who regularly eat soy products have 3.46 times higher probability of erectile dysfunction than others.

The Harvard School of Public Health studies, completed by Dr. George Charles Navarro from 2000 to 2006, gave a surprising result: people who eat soy products every day, each of their semen is only available. 41,000,000 sperms, 20 million lower sperm than those who do not eat or eat soy.

The lack of this sperm is very likely to lead to infertility, which is much higher in obese men.

Leads to iodine deficiency

Soybean seeds contain a substance called saponin, which promotes the excretion of iodine in the human body.

Therefore, drinking soy milk for a long time can easily lead to iodine deficiency and lead to a number of other diseases.

Promotes the development of atherosclerosis

According to US health experts, in soy products contains a lot of methionine, methionine under enzyme action can be converted to cysteine.

Homocysteine ​​can damage endothelial cells in arterial walls, making cholesterol and triglycerides easily deposited in artery walls causing atherosclerosis.

Causes gout

Tofu causes purine metabolism disorders in gout patients.

Patients with high serum uric acid levels if they eat a lot of tofu will have gout attack.

Tofu causes purine metabolic disorders in patients

Source: Collect

Phuong Thao

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