Tofu provides phytochemicals that are good for your over-all health. Fortified tofu also provides calcium needed for strong bones. A person reaches their peak bone mass by 25 years of age –so if you have kids, include soy in their diet too to keep their bones strong and healthy. Soy is a food that fights cancer, so also try edamame, dried soybeans or soy milk. I personally choose organic soy to avoid GMOs. Most people need to boost anti-inflammatory foods in their diet to prevent diseases such as heart disease and ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It also fights cancer and is high in antioxidants to protect the heart and assist in healthier aging. Ginger is delicious in smoothies, great in salad dressings and stir-fries.
*If you can’t purchase pressed tofu, then make your own. Place tofu in between clean dish towels, then put a cutting board on top of it. Next, place something heavy on top of the cutting board, like a cast iron pan or full kettle. Let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes, and the liquid will come out, creating a pressed meatier tofu.
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