No doubt you have heard of tofu and how many vegetarians eat it instead of meat, but what benefits does it offer?
In the following article we will look at both the weight loss and health benefits of tofu.
How can tofu help with your weight loss efforts?
Eating tofu could be one of the reasons why many vegetarians are lighter than their meat eating friends and family.
For a start it contains very few calories, with a 3.5 ounce serving only containing 70 calories. When compared with the same amount of grilled and boneless chicken that contains 128 calories you can see how many calories you could potentially save.
Tofu is also a good source of protein, which will help you to feel fuller for much longer than if you had eaten a meal made using carbohydrates or fat for example.
Other health benefits of tofu
Other health benefits of tofu include:
- Reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, as eating it can help to reduce bad cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- The protein can help improve the elasticity of your skin
- Tofu is full of nutrients that can help boost your overall immune system
How to add tofu to your diet
It is simple to add tofu to your diet. It can be added to smoothies or creamy soups. It can also be added to stir-fries, or can be grilled or sautéed for use in salads or part of a main meal.