Calcium and protein
Each 100g of tofu contains 15.7 grams of protein. For people who cannot drink milk due to lactose intolerance, or who do not eat meat and poultry to control chronic diseases, tofu is a very good substitute, and the protein in tofu is complete protein. , Which is more conducive to human digestion and absorption.
Because tofu is processed with brine, the content of calcium and magnesium in it is higher than that of soybeans. Each 100g of tofu contains about 164 mg of calcium. Two small pieces of tofu can meet people's daily calcium needs.
Promote brain development
Tofu is a soy product that retains the lecithin in soybeans to the greatest extent, and lecithin is an important substance that promotes the development of the brain and human nerves. Frequent consumption of tofu can help improve mental development, improve memory, and help prevent Alzheimer’s. At the same time, it can inhibit cholesterol intake.
Prevent cardiovascular disease
The saponins contained in tofu can scavenge free radicals in the body and have significant anti-cancer activity. It is clinically used to inhibit the growth of tumor cells, inhibit platelet aggregation, and have anti-thrombotic effects. The sterols and stigmasterol contained in it are both cancer-suppressing The active ingredient, soy protein can significantly reduce plasma cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein, not only can prevent colon cancer, but also help prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Improve menopausal syndrome
Tofu is rich in phytoestrogens-soy isoflavones, which are similar to the estradiol secreted by women’s ovaries and have a two-way regulatory effect. It can keep women’s estrogen in a balanced state, thereby improving menopausal syndrome. , Can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.