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Clearing up questions on whether tofu is healthy | Heart.org

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Dr. Qi Sun, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, said, “It’s a really healthy diet.” 

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is made mostly of soybeans, water, and a coagulant such as calcium sulfate that is compressed into a block. You might expect to find a few kinds classified by firmness, which indicates water content, in most U.S. supermarkets. Unpressed “silken” tofu can be as thick as custard while firmer types can resemble soft cheese more. Tofu has a lot to love in terms of nutrition. As stated by U.S. According to the Department of Agriculture, half a cup of firm tofu contains 181 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 21.8 grams of protein. Tofu is a fantastic substitute for meat made from animal sources due to its high protein content. Tofu is mentioned in federal dietary recommendations as a component of a heart-healthy vegetarian diet, and a scientific statement from the American Heart Association from 2021 stresses the importance of adopting plant-based proteins.

 

Source: https://www.heart.org/en/news/2022/10/10/clearing-up-questions-on-whether-tofu-is-healthy

 

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