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Updated 21 January 2016

The truth about tofu

The truth about tofu. Tofu is high in protein and contains lots of essential amino acids, but did you know that tofu also contains anti-nutrients? These anti-nutrients make it difficult for your body to absorb minerals, iron and protein. As well as inhibiting the absorption of healthy nutrients, it is thought that the soy in tofu can increase people’s chances of developing breast cancer. Researchers from the Sprecher Institute at the Cornell University believe that the isoflavones in soy increase the effects estrogen has on the body and therefore they believe soy can effectively feed breast tumours.

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