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7. Tofu

The classic favorite – TOFU. While a great many are aware of its protein benefits, there is more to tofu than we know. Soya protein helps to lower cholesterol (LDL). It also offers relief for certain symptoms of menopause. It is also useful in the battle against cancer, type 2 diabetes, and kidney malfunction.

100g of tofu:

  • 120 calories
  • 4 g of carbs
  • 6 g of fat (4g unsaturated)
  • 13g of protein
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Vitamins: A (8%)
  • Iron, magnesium, folate

8. Daikon (radish)

Did you know that daikon is able to treat coughs and sore throats? Mix daikon and honey, you get a really effective reliever for the throat and the flu. You could mix it into your juice if you’d like. Daikon is packed with digestive enzymes and rich in vitamins.

Besides flu and sore throats, daikon is anti-cancer, removes body toxins and adis kidney functions. Here are the nutritional facts,

100g of daikon:

  • 18 calories
  • 0.1 g of fat
  • 21mg of sodium
  • 227mg of potassium
  • 4.1g of carbs
  • 1.6g dietary fiber
  • 2.5g of sugar
  • 0.6g of protein
  • Vitamins: C (36%)
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%
  • Magnesium: 4%

 

Bonus: Soba is also a healthy product but it can kill you if you are allergic to buckwheat. A pinch of it is enough to put you in hospital.

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