Is Tofu Bad for You?


Quick Answer

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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