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I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:52 pm
by clank72
Since going vegan I was hesitant to eat ToFu because of all the bad rep Soy had. Frustrated from trying to get enough Protein.... I went ahead and tried ToFu. 4 Months later I have put on a ton of mass, about 15 lbs. I respond to it very well. I don't have any sideeffects or anything weird from it. But I LOVE the stuff now!!

How much TOFU are you guys eating per day?

I eat about 18 ounces per day.

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:33 pm
by stcalico
Dr. Gregor suggests no more than 5 servings of soy a day. I would personally probably aim to keep it at no more that 2 or 3 and hopefully not every day .. I subscribe to 'everything in moderation principle' and I think variety is best. Dr Gregor advised that after several servings, you negate the 'cancer fighting' effects of soy and may in fact start promoting it instead.

Do you eat other soy products .. milk, protein powder or bars, tempeh, miso, edamame, fake meats made from soy? Each of those would count as a serving as well.

Mmm.. now I'm thinking about a tofu scramble for tomorrow with my left over potatoes.

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:33 pm
by clank72
Thanks for the input!

I herd of a lot of guys on here eating blocks of tofu, maybe they are afraid to come out?

I think I eat the highest grade of ToFu available. 100% Spouted soybeans and Organic. Super Firm.

For your question, I do not eat any other sources because I don't trust them. I've been "known" to eat a bar with some soy but very rare. My other protein sources are from Beans, Edamame for a snack and nuts.

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:06 am
by clank72
Never mind guys, I found this info already posted on this forum.

Cheers,
Mark

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:11 am
by vegan_rossco
I'm just gonna go ahead and say this. Eat as much as you want! Its great! Plenty of bad press but with no real science as to why its 'bad' for you! Go nuts and chow down I always have done

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:13 pm
by vegantri
What vegan_rossco said.

Jack Norris has two a great articles about soy and its impact on health where he actually cites actual studies and research:

http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_wth
http://jacknorrisrd.com/?p=1778

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:53 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I agree as well. So what if you eat a lot of tofu, I'm sure there are plenty worse foods you could be eating :D

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:43 am
by superman1234
Tofu is good but tempeh is even better. :D

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:12 am
by Jessica.veggiegirl
I use soymilk in my oatmeal, eat app. 1/2-1 cup of tofu a day and 2 scoops of soy protein powder a day. I am also hooked on tofu hehe xP. i do eat a lot of non soy foods and haven't noticed any negative effects and have gained a lot of muscle mass since increasing my protein with tofu. In the beginning of my veganism i chose not to believe the negative stuff about soy due to the lack of any really solid evidence. Asians eat a lot of soy ESPESSIALLY in singapore and i don't see any negative effects being caused from it there.

Re: I'm hooked on TOFU is that bad?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:04 pm
by mrbear666
better than eating animals anyday!