Many people love eating tofu because of its high protein content and other healthy claims about it. Unfortunately, the soy industry has been continuously brainwashing people and making them believe that soy is good to the health.
Now there where studies that proves that soy and tofu are not good to the health. Tofu contains protein but this protein is not properly absorbed by the body. And also there were reports that high tofu consumption may cause brain damage and other brain problems. Tofu is none fermented soy that contains phytoestrogen that causes vascular dementia.
Given that estrogens are important for maintenance of brain function in women; that the male brain contains aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estradiol; and that isoflavones inhibit this enzymatic activity (Irvine, 1998), there is a mechanistic basis for the human findings. Given the great difficulty in discerning the relationship between exposures and long latency adverse effects in the human population (Sheehan, 1998b), and the potential mechanistic explanation for the epidemiological findings, this is an important study.
As mentioned in the natural health article of Dr. Mercola, here are the bad effects of eating tofu (Soy):
- Increase thyroid damage, especially in women
- Increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in both sexes, and cause abnormalities in infants
- Contribute to thyroid disorders, especially in women
- Promote kidney stones
- Weaken your immune system
- Cause severe, potentially fatal food allergies
And he also advised that if we would like to eat soy we should have fermented soy like tempeh, miso, natto and soybean sprouts.