Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tofu Increases Memory Loss

Have you eaten this famous and delicious Chinese origin cake made of soybean curd? Well, if you happen to eat in a fancy Chinese or even Japanese restaurant, most of the foods they serve include tofu in their recipe.

Tofu is actually a soft cheese-like food which is extremely a versatile kind of food due to its low-calorie, high-protein, cholesterol-free content. It is a food made from curdled soy milk which is actually creamy white with a sliceable firmness.

But even though this food is naturally known as an excellent protein source, some experts say that this delicious soy product might be risky for your memory. Their studies have shown that more than 700 elderly Indonesians, particularly at the age of 68 and beyond, found that high tofu consumption (at least once a day) was associated with worse memory. Experts added that soy contains phytoestrogens, which may heighten the risk of dementia.

On the other hand, it is good news that “tempeh” is here to save us from worries. Research also shows that tempeh, which is a fermented soy product made from the whole soy bean, provides substances that is associated with better memory. This is due to the high levels of the vitamin folate present in each of these fermented soy products. Folate is generally known as a great substance to reduce the risk of dementia.

That’s why we don’t have to worry at all because only when we eat healthy should we live healthy. So make sure to eat healthy foods and have a healthy diet all the time. This way, you can simply attain a healthy lifestyle!

I found this article on the website of Dr. Joseph Mercola and it captures my attention because I always eat tofu. Now, I realized why sometimes I easily forget things or it's hard for me to remember some important things that I need. You can also subscribe to his newsletter for the new articles he published.


Tolle said...

Soybean is known to be healthy! Millions of people have used it before we did, and millions of people will use it in the future :)