The Japan Tofu Association is Japan's representative body of all domestic tofu producers.
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Protein is a vital nutrient
Protein is needed for cell growth and maintenance as well as for muscular activity. Genes, hormones, digestive enzymes and antibodies responsible for the immune system are all made up from proteins. In other words, protein is vital to our survival.
In many cases, you may find that when you think about consuming proteins, you think about eating meat. However, meat also contains high levels of cholesterol and fat, and eating too much meat can be bad for the health.
The benefits of isoflavones
Other than protein, there are other beneficial nutrients found in tofu.
Tofu also contains antioxidant constituents that act in a similar way to saponin by preventing cell oxidization and can consequently assist in the prevention of hardening of the arteries and cancer.
Muscular contraction can deteriorate as a result of calcium and magnesium deficiency, and this can have an adverse effect on the movement of the heart and increased blood pressure. Additionally, potassium discharges excess salt in the body and lowers blood pressure.
As you can see, tofu can assist in the prevention and alleviation of lifestyle related diseases.