Thursday, April 22, 2010
How much is too much?
I substitute tofu for cheese in some of my vegetarian recipes that call for cheese cubes. At one point, I was adding Tofu to almost every dish. Then I read that it could increase the estrogen level in the body. Too much estrogen is not good for women. So, I backed off. Phytoestrogens that are present in soy (tofu) are the ones that can have this effect. But I also read that phtoestrogens can actually prevent cholesterol and cancers. So, tofu in moderation is probably okay. I wish there were conclusive studies on this. How many (cups/ fl.oz) is okay to have every day and, when is it too much?