April 19, 2010

Health Benefits of Eating Tofu

Filed under: cholesterol,heart disease,osteoporosis,protein,tofu,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 2:27 pm


Tofu is a soft cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk. It is low in fat, and is a very low-calorie food with numerous health benefits for the body. However, the majority of people do not eat tofu because they do not like the taste of it or are too afraid to try it because of its texture. Formost, tofu is an acquired taste. It definitely is worth it.

Tofu contains an immense amount of nutrients. Protein is one of the most important, especially inregards to vegetarians who do not get their protein from meat. The protein from tofu is even better than some meats, making it a fantastic alternative. Think about how much less fat you are consuming! For all those people who want to become more muscular or “buff” as they say it, this is perfect for you.

Not only is it a great source of protein, but tofu is also an exceptional source of iron, copper, omega-3 fats, selenium, and calcium. The calcium in tofu helps prevent osteoporosis. Eating tofu in general because of all its components has shown a lower risk of getting cancer.

Furthermore, tofu can lessen the chance of getting heart disease. It does this by reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is cholesterol that is not good for the body, while maintaininglevels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is essentially “good” cholesterol. All in all, tofu can reduce LDL by 35% to 40%.

You know the benefits it has, so try it for yourself. There are numerous flavors and textures in which you can buy tofu, so see what works for you.

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September 14, 2009

7 Easy Energy Boosters

Filed under: circulation,energy,exercise,protein,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 4:37 pm
Pop a mint!

A study found that athletes who smelt peppermint before a race ran longer and faster than those who smelt nothing before the race.
Take a cold shower
Having a shower that alternates from hot to cold can improve your metabolism and circulation which will prevent laziness. Cold baths and showers taken regularly increase the oxygen flow to the body, making you more alert.
Drink water
Everyone knows how important it is to drink water, but did you know if your body loses it’s hydration level by just 2% you could reduce your body’s total energy level by 20%?

Breathe

Breathing deeply supplies your brain with more oxygen therefore making it sharper and more alert. Try taking a few deep breaths when you start to feel drowsy.
Go for a walk
A 10-minute walk will boost your mood and energy for up to two hours. Moderate physical activity boosts energy levels quickly. A short walk is a great alternative to a sugar fix.

Have an egg

Eggs are the BEST source for protein and energy. An egg for breakfast is capable of getting your through the morning just until it’s time for lunch.

Stay away from energy drinks

Research showed that although energy drinks boost energy on consumption, the effects only last for an hour before a crash and a loss of concentration.

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