RE: tofu vs. those 'fake' soy products
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:58 AM
The whole soybean would be better, although tofu is by far a second best option. It is as close to whole food as you can get, with the exception of just eating the beans. If you make your own, or find a factory, you can also use a bit of the fibre (the only product removed from the bean to make tofu) as a filler in other home made soy based products. It is called okara.
The problem with those fake meats is not only that it uses highly processed components of a whole food, it also contains fat, salt, and other preservatives. Read the ingredients and you will see what I mean. An occasional treat is ok, but over eating that stuff upon returning to north America from a place it didn't exist led to stomach and gall bladder problems for me, and dropping it cured that ... Just saying
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