The Debate on Tofu

There’s lots of discussion about whether or not we should be including tofu in our diet. Many sources tout the benefits of tofu, but are they trustworthy? Let’s find out. First, what on earth is tofu? Tofu is a high-protein, plant-based food made of condensed soy milk and pressed into solid white blocks. This product originated in China and has been popularized throughout Southeast Asia. It is processed similarly to cheese. You can certainly buy tofu in bulk or individualized packages. Tofu can provide you with an abundance of essential nutrients to meet your recommendation daily requirements. Here’s some nutrition information, in comparison to ground beef: Tofu is a versatile food product t

PCOS and Nutrition: Do Your Food Choices Matter?

You may know that there are many factors contributing to weight gain, but were you aware that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome may have an influence? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is most common in women during their reproductive age (20-30's). Women with this chronic disease have irregular or prolonged menstrual periods and excess male hormones called androgens. According to a recent article in Today’s Dietitian, PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders, affecting 9-18% of women. In addition, this disease is commonly overlooked and under-treated. You may wonder if this could be you, but there are other factors to take into consideration. These symptoms

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