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What are the health benefits of eating tofu?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
Tofu is a protein-rich food made from curds of soybean milk. Health benefits to eating tofu may include lowering of LDL cholesterol, lowering Triglycerides, relieving symptoms of menopause and more. 
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Tofu is an excellent source of iron and calcium. It is also a very good source of protein, as well as the minerals manganese, selenium, and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc, and vitamin B1.

Tofu is an excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. It provides the same sort of protection against cancer and heart disease as soybeans. In one study, substituting tofu for cheese demonstrated impressive results in lowering blood cholesterol levels, in both men and women.
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