For a while, women who were either struggling with breast cancer or at a high risk of developing the disease were not advised to eat tofu. The isoflavones found in the dish were deemed to have a certain estrogen-like effect that was not recommended for such women. However, more recent data has changed this; according to the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, the consumption of soy-based foods like tofu significantly decreases the risk of death and a relapse of cancer among women affected by the disease.
When selecting soy foods for your own healthy diet, it is important to remember to seek out whole soy foods, rather than isolated soy foods. Whole soy foods include soy milk and tofu. At our sushi restaurant in Issaquah, you can add tofu and other soy products to your diet in a delicious way by trying our agedashi tofu, our crispy tofu, our tofu salad, our edamame, our inari sushi, and more. Come and taste how good this health food classic can get at Aji Sushi & Grill!