Eating tofu as a health food is not a new thing. People have been celebrating the benefits of soy-based dishes for centuries. For people who live a meat-free lifestyle, tofu has always been a strong choice as an alternative protein source. But what is it about tofu that makes it the vegetarian protein of choice?
It is true that there are many vegetarian-and-vegan-friendly sources of protein. Nuts, grains, beans, and other plant-based foods can give you a healthy dose of many of the important amino acids that your body needs. Unfortunately, very few plants have all nine amino acids. Tofu and other soy products are a complete protein, which means that they are a viable substitute for meat.
If you are getting most of your protein from tofu, it’s worth noting that you need to eat more tofu to get the same protein you would from meat. It therefore pays to have numerous delicious soy-based options available to you. At our Japanese restaurant in Federal Way, you can enjoy the strong protein of soy in the form of our miso ramen. Come and give this old favorite a try today!