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Is tofu bad for you?

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Fermented soy and tofu are okay to eat, when consumed in moderation. Soybeans are one of the base ingredients for tofu, so anyone who eats a lot of tofu also ingests a lot of soy. In combination with other soy products, excessive amounts of tofu can cause soy oversaturation.

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Soy oversaturation is the most likely danger of consuming a lot of tofu, because it can cause high estrogen and dementia. In people who consume tofu for most meals, in addition to using a lot of soy sauce and soy milk, oversaturation is possible. For people who only have a few servings of tofu a week, don't consume a lot of soy sauce or use nut or dairy milk in combination with high tofu consumption, soy oversaturation is not likely.

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