Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tofu and Tempeh For Breast Cancer Patients

Tofu and tempeh contain phytoestrogens, namely chemical compounds which are plant hormones (phyto means plant), which possess chemical structure resembles estrogen in the human body. That's why phytoestrogens are considered to help address the problem of decreased estrogen in women.

Tofu and tempeh are soy-based foods are known as cheap and rich nutrition. Consumption of tofu and tempeh are very important for women, because they can slow down aging. However, for patients with breast cancer (certain types of cancer) is recommended to reduce the consumption of tofu and tempeh. For, could trigger cancer cell growth quickened. Although not all breast cancers, but there are certain types of breast cancer that the growth of cancer cells actually influenced by estrogen. For that, for patients with breast cancer are advised to reduce consumption of foods such as tofu and tempeh estrogen, as well as chicken skin.

Although tofu and tempeh dangerous for people with certain types of breast cancer, these foods still have the benefit, of course, for those who do not have the prohibition to eat soy.

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