It is not suitable to eat more tofu for the health care of the elderly. The elderly often feel that at this age, they should turn their diet to light, eat more vegetarian and nutritious food. Tofu is one of the foods highly praised by many health experts. However, for the elderly, eating tofu is actually harmful to their health.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, tofu is sweet and cool in taste. It can replenish qi, promote body fluid and moisten dryness. But although tofu is delicious and nutritious, it should not be eaten too much, so the harm of tofu is as follows:
1、 It can lead to the decline of renal function. Under normal circumstances, most of the plant protein entering the human body will become nitrogen-containing waste after metabolism and be discharged from the body by the kidney. However, the renal function of the elderly and some patients with kidney disease is declining. If they eat too much tofu, it will increase the burden of the kidney and lead to the decline of renal function, which will affect their health.
2、 Can cause indigestion, tofu is rich in protein, once eaten too much, it will make these protein in the human body accumulation, cause indigestion, will make people appear abdominal distension, diarrhea and other symptoms.
3、 Tofu is rich in methionine, which can cause arteriosclerosis. Methionine can be converted into cysteine under the action of enzyme. Cysteine can damage the endothelial cells of human arterial wall, make cholesterol and triglyceride deposit on the arterial wall, and cause arteriosclerosis.
4、 There are many purines in tofu which can cause gout. Purine metabolism disorder is the key cause of gout. Therefore, gout patients eating too much tofu can easily cause gout attack.
5、 Can cause iodine deficiency disorders, tofu contains a substance called saponin, it can promote the human body's excretion of iodine. Therefore, if people eat tofu for a long time, it is easy to cause a large amount of iodine loss in the body and make them suffer from iodine deficiency disorders.
In fact, traditional Chinese medicine believes that bean products actually have some negative effects on the body, and not everyone is suitable to eat them often. Of course, the above problems do not advocate that old people should stay away from tofu. Proper eating will not have a great impact on the health of the elderly.