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Dietitian Recommends “Super-Food” Tofu

August 7, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A registered dietitian says substituting tofu for animal protein once a week is fairly risk-free and has many health benefits. For example, it helps lower overall cholesterol and so-called “bad” low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. As a soy product, tofu does have a down side: studies have linked intake of large amounts of soy to increased breast cancer risk. But in moderation, tofu is a “super-food” that has little saturated fat, zero cholesterol and lots of protein. Another benefit: it’s very versatile as a cooking ingredient and can be successfully added to any number of dishes.
Darlene Endy , "Tofu has little saturated fat, no cholesterol and is packed with protein", The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), August 07, 2012, © Syracuse Online LLC
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