Key health benefits
Tofu is rich in isoflavones which are plant based oestrogens and for this reason the intake of tofu has been debated for decades. There is now resounding scientific evidence that shows that tofu is a highly nutritious addition in your diet for many reasons.
May lower risk of heart disease. Soy isoflavones can reduce blood vessel inflammation and also dilates the blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure (1).
May improves skin elasticity. Tofu is believed to help improve skin elasticity which means less wrinkles (5).
Caveat: Eating tofu for most people is beneficial. If you’re worried about the negative health effects, make sure you double check with your health care provider.
Once opened, tofu blocks need to be rinsed prior to use. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week by covering with water, as long as you change the water often.