Some women avoid tofu, believing that it is unhealthy for any woman who is either struggling with breast cancer or has a particular risk of developing breast cancer. This belief is based on the estrogen-like effect possessed by the isoflavones found in tofu, which is thought to have the potential to encourage cancerous growths. However, scientific studies have demonstrated that all women should be able to feel comfortable with enjoying the great taste and potent nutritional benefits of their favorite tofu dishes.
According to the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, the consumption of soy-based foods can be linked to a significantly reduced risk of cancer-related death, or of developing new cancerous growths after recovering from breast cancer. So long as you seek out whole soy foods, rather than isolated soy foods, soy is a perfectly healthy choice. Whole soy includes tofu dishes, like the cold tofu, the agedashi tofu or inari sushi we serve at our Bothell Japanese restaurant. Come and try this classic health food today at Sushi Hana!