Chinese medicine tofu
Chinese medicine tofu
Tofu uses soy, green, and black beans as raw materials. It is one of the most widely used and most popular cooking ingredients after soaking, refining, filtering, boiling, thinning, solidifying, and forming.
The protein content of tofu and tofu products is higher than that of soybeans, and the tofu protein is a complete protein, rich in eight amino acids necessary for the human body, and its proportion is close to human needs, and the nutritional titer is high.
Tofu also contains traces, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
The theory of traditional Chinese medicine believes that tofu is sweet and cool, enters the spleen, stomach, and large intestine meridian. It has the effects of nourishing qi, replenishing and moisturizing dryness, clearing heat, and detoxifying.
However, although tofu is good, there are disadvantages to eating more, and excess can also harm health.
Problem 1: Caused by indigestion, tofu contains a large amount of rich protein, and eating too much at one time is not enough for the body to absorb iron, and it is easy to cause protein indigestion, and discomfort such as bloating and diarrhea.
Problem 2: Gradual decline of renal function Under normal circumstances, the plant protein that people eat into the body undergoes metabolic changes, and most of it becomes nitrogenous waste, which is replaced by the kidneys.
As people reach old age, the kidney ‘s ability to excrete wastes declines. If you do not pay attention to your diet and consume a lot of tofu at this time, it will cause excessive plant protein, which will inevitably increase the amount of nitrogen-containing wastes in your body, increase the burden on the kidneys, and further reduce kidney function.Not good for your health.
Problem 3: The formation of insulin arteriosclerosis. American medical experts point out that soy products contain high levels of methionine, which can be converted into cysteine under the action of enzymes.
Cysteine can damage the endothelial cells of the arterial wall, easily deposit plasma and triglycerides on the arterial wall, and promote the formation of arteriosclerosis.
Problem 4: Soybeans that cause iodine deficiency Tofu contains a substance called saponin, which not only prevents atherosclerosis, but also promotes the excretion of iodine in the body.
Long-term excessive consumption of tofu can easily cause iodine deficiency, leading to iodine deficiency disease.
Question 5: Tofu rot that triggers gout attacks contains excessive purine, gout patients with pure metabolic disorders and patients with elevated blood uric acid concentration. Eating more often leads to gout attacks, especially patients with gout.
It can be seen that although the tofu is good, it should not be eaten every day.
The elderly and kidney disease, iron deficiency anemia, gout, and arteriosclerosis patients need to control their consumption.
Chinese medicine believes that people with cold tofu, cold stomach and diarrhea, abdominal distension, spleen deficiency, and kidney deficiency who often have nocturnal emission should not eat more.