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Side Effects Of Tofu

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Side effects of tofu have become a serious topic of discussion especially when various studies have proved that soy is not good for health. Basically coagulated soy milk, tofu is available in different forms in the market. Earlier it was considered healthy but recent reports on the dangers of soybean and its associated products have raised a big question mark on its health benefits. In the following section we would discuss on the adverse effects of tofu on our health.  


 


Noteworthy Side Effects Of Tofu


 


Brain Damage


 


Several cases of vascular dementia or brain damage have been reported especially in old age after prolonged eating of tofu. It is stated that tofu is non-fermented soy product, rich in phytoestrogen, an ingredient that triggers brain damage.


 


Tofu Allergies


 


Allergic reactions to tofu are becoming more common. Many people suffer from different types of allergy after consuming tofu. Some of the allergies are immediate and short lived like:


 


  • Skin rash

  • Hives

  • Eczema

  • Itching

  • Tingling in the mouth

  • Swelling of the lips

  • Nasal congestion


 


There are some others which appear late but get serious if not treated on time. They include:


 


  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Chronic headache

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Insomnia


 


In addition to these, several potentially fatal allergies have also been reported on the consumption of tofu. So, if you find that you are sensitive to this soy product, immediately consult a doctor.


 


Dangers Of Tofu


 


Tofu eating is associated with several health hazards which can be summarized as following:


 


  • Risk of thyroid damage especially in women

  • Weakening of immune system

  • Increased risk of breast cancer in women

  • Formation of  kidney stones


 


Thus, we have seen that side effects of tofu are very serious, so one should restrict its consumption.


 


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