Firstly, please allow me to thank you for your support! That 86 cents really did make me smile. Twenty or so more of those whopping commissions and I’ll be able to pay for another giveaway prize!
Now, I’m going to go ahead and make the assumption that you are not just the average consumer of the standard American diet of McDonald’s and Hungry Man platters — no. Tofu connoisseurs such as yourself are choosing this food for a reason. You are someone who cares about your health. Hopefully, that was why you had visited my site in the first place.
Please forgive me for not having already provided you with information about why buying 9.7 pounds of genetically engineered tofu is not anywhere near a healthy, wise choice.
How could this possibly be, when the USDA gives us a recommendation that all Americans increase their intake of soy products and fortified soy beverages to prevent heart disease?
Or when soy has increased from a $1 billion dollar industry, to over $4.5 within 13 years, thanks to its promotion as a “health food?”
And doesn’t everyone know that soy products such as tofu are a staple in Asian cultures such as the Japanese, where incidences of heart disease, cancer, and other illness are so much less than in America? Why not do what they’re doing, huh?
Oh, we should absolutely do what the super-healthy Japanese are doing. They’re eating a diet of foods high in those dastardly saturated fats and cholesterol, such as the lard they cook all their food in. And pastured meats and organs. And such.
9.7 pounds of “extra-firm” tofu.
Traditional Japanese diets include only small amounts of fermented soy, such as traditionally fermented soy sauce, natto, and tempeh. Miso is the byproduct of making fermented soy sauce, natto is fermented soy beans, and tempeh is fermented soy cultured with a beneficial strain of probiotic bacteria. See a trend here?
The Japanese didn’t and don’t eat more than very minor amounts of unfermented soy products such as tofu, despite what subsidized soy growers and the government agencies who profit off the bioengineering giants who control the industry tell you.
Also, I don’t know how much you value your endocrine system, but you might wanna ease up on the soy anyhow. Even the purest, non-biotech-corporation-tainted soybean is loaded with a scary little substance called phytoestrogens. These are the plant versions of the hormone itself, estrogen, and can throw off your body’s hormonal balance to the point of inducing cancer. These girly hormones floating around in excess as we chow down on our tofurky are also responsible for giving our boys boobies. “Heart-healthy” sex change, anyone?
I just want to ask you, dear reader, why you thought you needed so much tofu to begin with. (Let’s be real, it’s not because it tastes good.)
Is it because you’re avoiding meat? You know how they say that eating meat causes increased rates of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illness? Oh, they were right. When they’re talking about meat from animals that live knee-deep in their own feces and eat a steady diet of animal waste, plastic, drugs, and of course, a good helping of liver-disease-inducing corn engineered by those same friends of the FDA, Monsanto. Oh yes, that’ll give you all kinds of unhealthy. For sure.
But you know what never gave anyone cancer or heart disease, but instead nourished mankind for millennia? Real meat. From animals allowed to be real animals, eating real animal food. Like grass.
So please, dear tofu consumer, don’t be swayed by the deceptive marketing, the baseless claims of health promotion, or the omnivore-bashing propaganda. Processed soy products are a joke. Please do your body a favor and try to get out and find yourself some real food. From a farm, perhaps, instead of Amazon.
Wait, no, please keep supporting us by buying other things from Amazon. Meat ain’t cheap. (You’re the best.)
Emily, and concerned friends of ButterBeliever.com