The Zone Diet | Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid

8) Tofu

91 grams of tofu contains 76 calories, 4.8 grams of fat, 1.1 grams of carbohydrates, 9.1 grams of protein.

Tofu is similar to cheese in its making the only difference is that it is made from soy milk specifically, it is a great source of protein that a lot of people around the world who don’t eat meat depend on greatly as it has pretty much all of the essential amino acids our bodies need, tofu has some isoflavones in them which have been linked to lowering your heart disease risk through lowering your blood cholesterol levels, it has also been proven to prevent and lower the severity of type 2 diabetes.

Tofu and other soy products have been proven to lower the severity of breast cancer in postmenopausal females and lower the chances of recurrence though some people are concerned about how the estrogen levels could cause breast cancer, it is actually not that high enough to cause the disease, it also helps women have less menopausal symptoms and increases their vitamin D levels and calcium giving them better bone density, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis, and having pathological fractures.

Tofu is eaten in abundance in East Asian cuisine with tons of recipes to prepare it you can cube it and just have it simply with a bowl of rice, sesame, and some soy sauce if you’re looking for an easy fast meal, you can stir fry it and have it with an egg, you can crumble it and use it as a substitute for cheese, tons and tons of recipes that are very simple and nutritious at the same time.