Some people will tell you that women should stay away from tofu, particularly if they are either at particular risk of developing breast cancer or are currently struggling with breast cancer. The argument being made in favor of this is that the isoflavones found in tofu have an effect that is similar to estrogen, which might encourage the growth of malignant cells in the breast. Fortunately, it would seem that these fears are without merit.
According to recent research coming out of the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, a diet rich in tofu and similar soy-based dishes can actually decrease your risk factor of dying from breast cancer by a significant degree. Women who eat tofu after overcoming breast cancer also showed a lower chance of relapsing. So long as you stick to whole soy foods, like tofu and soymilk, it’s hard to go wrong.
If you’re looking for delicious ways to make soy a bigger part of your diet, come to Wild Wasabi in Lynnwood. We offer a number of soy-based favorites, including our edamame, our agedashi tofu, our tofu salad, and more!