EAT TOFU (SOYA PANEER) TO SAVE YOUR SELF FROM DIABETES

Hello I have got surprised and shocked to note

Tofu is such a wonderful product since

My Father is diabetic since last 18 years and his Fasting sugar level was 190 and PP level was 260 after taking medicine. The doctor advised us to give reading for 5 days (Fasting and PP )so that he can prescribe Insulin Dose.

By chance i have started giving tofu (Soya Paneer) in breakfast as paneer bhurji only for next five days.

the reading was like this

FASTING PP

DAY ONE 180 160

DAY TWO 159 145

DAY THREE 151 140

DAY FOUR 141 128

DAY FIVE 134 118

AFTER that on next visit and the doctor advised not to take insulin and changed the oral medicine not given insulin.

Now since last 2 months his sugar level is fasting 110-120, PP 95-105 and taking tofu regularly.

Now out of curiosity i have started checking on healthy persons and their sugar level is not increasing e.g. Fasting is 120, PP is 120-125

Try this out and save your loved one and others from bad effect of Diabetes.

This tofu is easily available in Delhi and NCR in leading Modern Retail chains like Easy day More , Big Bazar, Big Apple and Reliance fresh etc.

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  • share and save your loved one from the ill effects of this deadly desease

  • Prevention is better then cure, cheers

  • The benefit is likely to be from reducing carbohydrate intake. Tofu may be okay as part of a balanced diet, but you can have too much of a good thing. There are other, unprocessed sources of fat and protein that are likely to be beneficial too.

  • what are these sources, please share

  • how ever tofu ( soyabean ) paneer is easily available rest any this better available please share

  • FAT is far more beneficial because 58% proteins do get converted to sugars whereas barely 10% of fat gets converted to sugars. problem with protein is it spikes late so 2 hrs PPBS on a protein diet could be misleading.

  • My father is taking it regularly and his Fasting sugar is Now since last 2 months his sugar level is fasting 110-120, PP 95-105 and taking tofu regularly only in breakfast.

    More over even random is also around 150 at dinner time.

    And when he has taken it during at dinner Fasting is around 95-105. on doctors/ dietitian's recommendation he is taking it only during braekfast.

    I have read on packing of that Tofu pouch that its Cholesterol free, good source of natural calcium and contains Iron also. Fat is around 3 gm per100 it seems moderate

    Your comments are welcome

  • measure PPBS at around 150 min if taking protien rich diet. Someone was taking quite a lot of eggs and his PPBS shot up at 160 minutes onwards.

  • I have knowledge only about tofu( Soya paneer ) since my father is a vegetarian and no knowledge about Eggs or other type of Non veg Protein Diets.

    Its also mentioned that 25 gram of protein is required for every person per day.as per US FAO

    May be due to its cholesterol free properties or other features this effect have come

  • Dietary cholesterol has n o impact on cholesterol if you are low on carbs. I eat Saturated fat also. :)

  • Standard recommendation is 0.8gm/Kg unless you are eager to damage kidneys faster. Diabetics as it is are prone to kidney problems with 44% diabetic Americans having some kidney problem or other. Not sure how much of data is documented in India.

    Again computation is not based on weight but lean body mass because FAT in body needs no protein :)

    lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/n...

  • There's no dhool .. only fact. Look at this also :

    indoorclimbing.com/Protein_...

    :)

  • Or compute the range from here:

    indoorclimbing.com/Protein_...

    So you are right on minimum protein requirement of 25gms .. :)

  • shall we get this Tofu anywhere in India

  • Easily available in Delhi NCR at all modern retail chains like big bazar, easyday,big apple , 24x7 store,more

    And all EASYDAY stores of north India

    If your are located else where please let me know your location in india so that i can help

    or else use other soya products except soya oil, like Nuggets, soya Bari,

  • We are currently making tofu in India

    to get more information you can contact us on (+91)8511448333

  • Anup,

    Is it worth taking Tofu in lunch and dinner ? So far I have not even seen Tofu? Where I will get it ? Do you know any recipe of Tofu?

    Should I take it in addition to Salad and curds ?

  • Paneer is good enough.

  • Normal paneer contains fats of 8-10 gm/100 gm

    in tofu its less then 3 gram/100 gm

    its cholesterol free and lots of iron and calcium naturally

  • We are FAT Eaters Those on LOW CARB HIGH FAT DIET don't get scared by FAT at all .... we also eat nuts wihich is 75% FAT, coconut oil which is saturated fat ... FAT IS GOOD if on LOW CARB Diet :)

  • it means that if we are committing a mistake

    you suggest that we should correct mistake?

    As per your calculation protein does not give much calories you are wrong kindly calculate the calories requirement and then decide the diet

  • On high protein diet check PPBS 2.5 hrs and 3 hrs after meals and compare with what you get at 2 hrs. 2 Hrs will always be lower.

  • Oh i thought it was your own reply. So yet another copy paste.? Man ...

  • good luck

    I have suggested to a close friend of mine for consuming tofu (soya paneer ) and results are wonderful e.i.

    Fasting 180

    PP 126

    of course he is taking medicine also in morning

    and next day when he has taken only tofu in dinner in his dinner results are even more wonderful

    Fasting was 106

    better enjoy

    cheers

  • I have got a good news while surfing i have found a useful information about Tofu since Soyabean and its products have additional benefit

    Least Glysematic index

    ( Means Least power to convert CARB to glucose) hence save from hardship diabeties

    cheers

  • 1gm Protein == 4kcal

    1gm fat == 9kcal

    So i have to eat less for same enegry ...

    LOW CARB dieters have n o isues eating lots of FATS... no cholesterol no heart attacks and best is easy on kidneys because less medicines, lower sugar level :)

  • For My father we are giving him in breakfast. Since he is taking medicine, however for the rest of family members we take like Paneer dish normally as per convenience.

    weather in lunch or dinner nothing speciifc

    This tofu is easily available in Delhi and NCR in leading Modern Retail chains like Easy day More , Big Bazar, Big Apple and Reliance fresh etc. how ever i came know from some body that in all easy day stores of northen india.

    As regarding recipe of tofu you can cook it like any paneer dish. How ever i will suggest that once you are taking reading go for paneer bhurji without much oil or no oil in non stick pan.

    One should take Salad and for curds this is beancurd(Tofu)

  • For My father we are giving him in breakfast. Since he is taking medicine, however for the rest of family members we take like Paneer dish normally as per convenience.

    weather in lunch or dinner nothing speciifc

    This tofu is easily available in Delhi and NCR in leading Modern Retail chains like Easy day More , Big Bazar, Big Apple and Reliance fresh etc. how ever i came know from some body that in all easy day stores of northen india.

    As regarding recipe of tofu you can cook it like any paneer dish. How ever i will suggest that once you are taking reading go for paneer bhurji without much oil or no oil in non stick pan.

    One should take Salad and for curds this is beancurd(Tofu)

  • Get your proteins from Nuts, Lintels, Egg, Paneer and Chicken since you are non vegetarian. We are lower carb high fat diet fellows. Protein to the extent of 20% is ok so to say ... but i would rather put it at .75-.80gms/kg of body weight.

  • Your statement is not complete since you have not given the

    calculation for calorie requirement and source of these calories even a rough estimate is going to help.

    Please advice the source of calories and and source of protein

    for a normal person as per your calculation

  • 100gms CARBS = 400kcal

    60-80gms protien = 240kcal

    Balance is FAT

    4XCARBS + 9XFAT + 4XProtein == 1800kcal

    Compute backwards with 100gms c arb and 60 grams protein.

  • CARBS include ?

  • Carbohydrates

  • please suggest a list of products from where we can have 60-80 gram of proteins per day as you have mentioned here in above

  • 100gms nuts adds about 16P 56F

    2 EGGS is 11P 9F

    30gm cheese - 7 P 7F

    1 CUP Yogurt - 13P 4F

    100gm Cottage cheese - 12.5P 4.5F

    1TBSP Lentils - 3P

    Keep researching on fatsecret.com

    and add to your routine.

  • I have got a good news while surfing i have found a useful information about Tofu since Soyabean and its products have additional benefit

    Least Glysematic index

    ( Means Least power to convert CARB to glucose) hence save from hardship diabeties

    can you provide us the glysematac index of these products as mentioned here in above

  • fatsecret.com/

    Search for everything that you eat and data should be there.

    GI is a concept used by HIGH CARB Low FAT dieters .. being on LCHF i don't bother about GI/GL ... i eat anything just keeping my total CARB to less than 100gms/day.

    Too much protein can cause GOUT can convert to sugar so i am from opposite camp.

  • sir

    To much of any thing is going to harm. Every body is aware of this.

    Will you please look into the benefits of this diet. The person who is suffering from diabetes where the diet is under restriction /observation of all family members and if some benefit can be there lets guide him/her.

    even if you are a doctor you have started commenting without even checking the good effect of Tofu ( Soya paneer) even for one breakfast. what seems to me

    I will be too pleased to get your comments

  • No sir. 0.8gms of protein is norm as normal diabetics are not doing weight training or are body builders that they need higher protein levels. In addition it will spike sugar (though some experts will jum p in to disprove by saying that 2 hr and 3 hr level remained same .. which itself is erroneous because there should be a drop between 2 and 3 hrs). I appreciate you effrots but i am not a big fan of protein and that too Soya. Soya is not at all workable for Thyroid patients and diabetics shouldn't be over confident about their thyroid because that is also a part of endocrine system.

    As for FAT there are diabetics on 70% fat diet and it works well for them. They restrict CARBS to ensure that CHO+FAT doesn't cause the usual bad reputation that FAT gets but actual culprit being CHO

  • No sir. 0.8gms of protein is norm as normal diabetics are not doing weight training or are body builders that they need higher protein levels. In addition it will spike sugar (though some experts will jum p in to disprove by saying that 2 hr and 3 hr level remained same .. which itself is erroneous because there should be a drop between 2 and 3 hrs). I appreciate you effrots but i am not a big fan of protein and that too Soya. Soya is not at all workable for Thyroid patients and diabetics shouldn't be over confident about their thyroid because that is also a part of endocrine system.

    As for FAT there are diabetics on 70% fat diet and it works well for them. They restrict CARBS to ensure that CHO+FAT doesn't cause the usual bad reputation that FAT gets but actual culprit being CHO

  • Soya have 45% proteins more then any other lentil i have came know and in tofu protein is 14-15 gm/per 100 gm and fats are less then 3 gm/per 100 gm can you give us a comparative chart of other lentils nuts egg paneer etc

  • This tofu is easily available in Delhi and NCR in leading Modern Retail chains like Easy day More , Big Bazar, Big Apple and 24x7 Reliance fresh etc. How ever some body have told me its available Easy day through out north india.

    Its not a problem one can take tofu in lunch or dinner how ever my fathers diatitian have suggested for breakfast since he is taking medicine if level goes down during the day one can take suitable corrective action

  • Easily available in Delhi NCR at all modern retail chains like big bazar, easyday,big apple , 24x7 store,more

    And all EASYDAY stores of north India

    If your are located else where please let me know your location in india so that i can help

    or else use other soya products except soya oil, like Nuggets, soya Bari,

    Recipe youtube : tofu dishes by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor at khana khazana or so many other chefs are giving details.

    One can enjoy tofu in lunch, dinner as per once choice

  • It seems you are a qualified professional in this field. My request is please do it your self once for your self take 200 gram tofu as paneer bhurji without adding much of oil and check the results your self. I believe that you will the same way i have felt and better let us know the benefits take your sugar level Fasting and PP and share with rest of us.

  • not if one is a thyroid patient.

  • i am not aware about effect on thyroid patient since for me i have came know only about Diabetes by chance.

  • Request our specialists to advice and recommend on this intake of "TOFU".

  • sir you are a qualified professional in this field.

    My request is please do it your self once for your self take 200 gram tofu as paneer bhurji without adding much of oil and check the results your self.

    I believe that you will feel the same way i have felt and better let us know the benefits take your sugar level Fasting and PP and share with rest of us.

  • tofu( soyabean paneer ) is a diet and not a medicine and i suggest that any one can try for at least once breakfast take the reading for fasting and PP

    Since i am a healthy person my Fasting and PP level remain equal ie Fasting 120 and PP 122 for 29.4.2013. And during my break fast i have taken only tofu about 200 gram and noting else. I do not feel hungry till around 2 pm and taken my lunch.

    and a cup of tea around 11 am

    If suits enjoy

  • i am doing it since my family members are having benefit its also good for every body as you have said

    its very personal for every one to have once own food of his choice if you like it feel better

    hence enjoy

  • I have got a good news while surfing i have found a useful information about Tofu since Soyabean and its products have additional benefit

    Least Glysematic index

    ( Means Least power to convert CARB to glucose) hence save from hardship diabeties

  • As regarding TOFU (soya paneer) its among the cheapest source of protein and other good benefits

    even Mahatma Ghandhiji has recommended it for healthy nation for consuming soya products like Tofu ( Soya paneer ) Soya Milk etc.

    cheers

  • hello I am not a specialist in medical line I am CA by profession

    i have came know about this by chance.

    Since for my father i have to check his sugar level at time as per doctors advice and keeping aque check machine for him at home

    i am also seeking help from medical professional for my fathers treatment regularly

  • Skhanna303,

    I have a doubt. As you mentioned that it has to be taken as breakfast, can one have it in raw condition or it has to be cooked? We in south if available will try to make a recepie and should it be taken alone or with bread or roti etc?

    P.VISHWANATH IYER

    7259298926

  • hello you can make paneer dish without using much oil /ghee

    you can have tofu dosa

    have try

  • I have got a good news while surfing i have found a useful information about Tofu since Soyabean and its products have additional benefit

    Least Glysematic index

    ( Means Least power to convert CARB to glucose) hence save from hardship diabeties

  • Sir will you provide the particulars of your specialist

  • SKhanna,

    Thank you very much. Noted the contents.

    Regards

    P. VISHWANATH IYER

    7259298926

  • Respected brother and sisters

    I totally agree with anupji.

    And even Mr SB ji who is expert in herbal medicine for diabetes says same: Fat is not at all harmful for diabetes people, when consumed with other proper monitored diet.

    80% of herbal Doctors do ask diabetic people to start with pure Herbal ghee .

    And people take good benefit out of it.

    I have few diabetic people readings, which practically changed after changing daily diet schedule.

    Here is 1 of the diabetic person reading with normal Indian diet before changing daily diet.

    Readings are with 18 unit novorapid insulin at 7am.

    Weight of person = 86kg.

    ( food items eaten on different days)

    For breakfast @8am.

    a) Idly---5 + sambar+ coconut chutney

    1 glass milk with no sugar.

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----230

    b) 3 dosa with 2 egg topping+coconut chutney.

    1glass rice water.

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----260

    c) Muth( baked grinded rice ) 2 -3 servings.

    with kala chana curry.

    ( I have no idea of this dish , as person is South Indian and he has provided us details last year)

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----234

    d) Maida paratha --2 or 3

    with any vegetable.

    +1 glass milk

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----268

    e) bread and butter with egg omelet.

    1 glass milk (low fat) or salted lassi

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----290

    in some of the days, other items like pasta, noodles, bakery product are there.

    similar reading are observed between 250 to 280 .

    But after changing the diet of same person including herbal medicine , good improvement is seen.

    Insulin volume is reduced in night time by 6 unit to avoid low levels.

    Given below is details of food item in short.

    Insulin is reduced to 12 unit novo in morning

    1) paneer paratha --1 or 2( never eaten 2nd paneer paratha completely , half paratha was left). + herbal medicine powder( which contains spinach leaves powder+ dried kerala powder+ amla powder) +1 glass milk

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----190

    2) normal 2 paratha with paneer Bhurji.

    + herbal medicine+ 1 glass milk.

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----180

    3) 2 or 3 Normal whole wheat bread mayonnaise vegetable sandwich +1 glass milk+ 2 banana + herbal medicine + medicine for constipation.

    very important :- Morning insulin were reduced to to 12 unit so there were no changes in some of the days reading, but if same volume of insulin was taken(18 unit) then we would had seen low readings near 140.

    Readings --Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----270(same day)

    (after changing the diet, Person complained about constipation.

    so herbal medicine was provided to him for his lever to produce more bile

    very good effect was seen after consuming medicine for 3 days.)

    4) normal maida paratha with egg omlet + 1 glass milk.

    +herbal medicine for diabetes+ herbal medicine for constipation.

    ( only 6 unit insilin was taken in morning)

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----170

    5)Muth( baked grinded rice ) 2 -3 servings.

    with kala chana curry.

    +herbal medicine for diabetes+ herbal medicine for constipation.

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----168

    6) soya bean powder+whole wheat paratha --2 or 3

    with any vegetable.

    +1 glass milk

    +herbal medicine for diabetes+ herbal medicine for constipation.

    ( only 6 unit insulin were taken in morning)

    Readings after breakfast @9.30am-----130.

    7) soyabean different dishes-- gave readings between 140 to 190

    even soya bean dosa was tried but person spouse couldn't manage to make dosa out of soya bean batter.

    ( after changing the diet , person some times consumed south Indian dishes with herbal medicine + constipation medicine and still readings were much reduced to compare to old readings.

    similar changes were made in lunch and dinner.

    Consumption of rice was reduced.

    Semi boiled vegetables ,

    palak paneer

    more of chicken and fish were included in lunch and dinner diet.

    Herbal medicine were continued and insulin was reduced to 65% in 5-6 months. little bit exercise and walking was also included 2-3 times in a week.

    (salad with cucumber, lectuse leaves, onion, sprouted pulses was taken 3-4 times in week)

    herbal medicine of different herbs like :-

    kerala powder,

    methi powder,

    spinach leaves powder,

    dried raw guava powder,

    papaya( dried raw),

    some of dried part of banyan stem powder,

    neem leaf and neem bark,

    mustard seed powder,

    Turmeric powder,

    gymnema sylesvestor powder,

    jamun beej powder.

    For constipation

    a)salted full cream lassi ( chach)

    b) kala chana powder mixed with 2.5 ml to 5ml pure ghee+ lady finger powder.

    c) amla powder + mulaithy powder or trifala powder.

    ( depend upon type of stool is experienced)

    some of the above herbs were taken after 1 hour of lunch and dinner.

    combination of 3-4 herbs were made and consumed .There are lot of herbal powder available in market , you can try it to reduce your sugar level with change of diet.

    But be sure to consult herbal doctor before starting herbs.

    you can consult some of the good doctors in this web blog itself to start other type of treatment.

    There are many ways you can reduce sugar level by yoga, exercise, herbal medicine. Only tablets and insulin is not only way to reduce sugar level.

    Thanking you

    Mrs Reshma

    Reply to this

  • It seems the person who have taken raw soyabean in cooking its difficult to take the beany flavour. Hence i suggest that one should take soya products and not soya directly

    I have got a good news while surfing i have found a useful information about Tofu since Soyabean and its products have additional benefit

    Least Glysematic index

    ( Means Least power to convert CARB to glucose)

    hence save from hardship diabeties

  • People with GOUT cannot take Soya much because PROTEIN for them is poison. Too much of protein also leads to OA due to calcium loss from body ... :D

  • Sir Tofu have good amount of calcium you know ?

  • Most so called professionals here are BUSY talking ADA commentary ...

    Those who have switched awqay from ADA have seen benefit. Even a person on INSULIN when he tried the grain free diet for one day his fasting was lower by 30 points.

    Some people just feel threatened as a professional when they find that their parroting of PHARMA Lords line of education is challenged and more and more people are embracing the LOW CARB HIGH FAT lifestyle.

  • anup ji

    you are providing only half information lets celebrate the journey with your guidance.

    since above some where you have suggested that for balanced diet

    one should take Protein, Carb and Fats for getting the required calories. 3 days ago

    100gms CARBS = 400kcal

    60-80gms protien = 240kcal

    Balance is FAT

    4XCARBS + 9XFAT + 4XProtein == 1800kcal

    Compute backwards with 100gms c arb and 60 grams protein.

    when we ask for vegetarian diet for 60 gm proteins you are not telling the truth. do not try to confuse us if you are not aware

  • Ok let me ask you counter question.

    I am thyroid patient and i am a vegetarian. Now you tell me what source of protein i take? I am very much aware because i am treating MYSELF and i read my meter.

    Question i have already answered and i don't think i need to answer that again and again ... I think you are confused ... i am not confusing anyone. My stand is very clear ... i dont insist on anything above 0.8 times body weight for protein and i am pretty fixed on that.

  • sir

    What I have understood in this blog its about Diabetes only and you are mixing thyroid without any reason and have started confusing Diabetes and thyroid.

    But we are talking of majority suffering from diabetes, a few person can be having thyroid also.

    Please consider and advice you are a knowledgeable person.

    regards from deep of my heart

  • No. We have to consider everything.

    Protein for me is 0.8 ties body mass because Protein also converts to sugar specially when you start going low on carbs. FAT doesn't convert to sugar beyond 5%. It may be working for your father .. good ... but with protein loaded diet test BGL at

    2/2.5/3/3.5 hrs after meals

    Keep a record

    One user has already demonstrated his levels did not fall off between 2 and 3 hrs despite being on medicines. So if this is result of protein then why take protein in excess? Why take soya? Why not good load of CHEESE?

    If levels don't fall after 2 hrs then this diet is useless because it will JACK up A1C since ABG will tend to remain high. You are experimenting i can understand ... you care for your father but care in long term too. What surprise me is certain fanatics parroting crap regarding pumping protein upto 1.2gm/kg to diabetics. yes if you father is doing strength training etc then you can give him 1.2. If he is an actively trained athelete you can even give him 2 gms/kg ... Protein can never really be as effective as fat. This is my take we can agree to disagree.

    My son goes to gym and even he is restricted to 1hm/Kg by his instructor. I don to to gym so i am just at 0.8gm/kg

  • Low in glycemic index ie 16 approx.

    The Glycemic index (GI) play an important role for maintaining the sugar level. This tofu have least GI. hence one shall opt for least GI foods in order to maintain sugar levels

    there is no harm in doing so

  • The glycemic index, or GI,

    measures how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose. Foods are ranked based on how they compare to a reference food — either glucose or white bread.

    A food with a high GI raises blood glucose more than a food with a medium or low GI.

    Meal planning with the GI involves choosing foods that have a low or medium GI. If eating a food with a high GI, you can combine it with low GI foods to help balance the meal.

    And person with diabetes can always

  • Thanks! skhanna303

    Based on your inputs i started giving my mother everyday paneer bhurji/paneer salad and now after 7 days when we tested her sugar level...it has dropped down as below:

    Earlier-> 148(fasting)/192(PP)

    Now -> 120(fasting)/124(PP)

  • hello

    If you can take soya paneer( Tofu) instead of Normal animal milk paneer you will get further good results

    cheers

  • Hello SKhanna,

    Thanks alot for your inputs, i would like to give the same Soya Paneer (Tofu) diet to my Brother,

    His sugar level is always high, It is really appreciable if you Could send me the recipe how you have prepared.my mail id : taj076@gmail.com

    Thanks a Million

    Taj

    +91-9886462719

  • Hi SKhanna,

    Kindly let us know, still is it under control of of your Father? still you are giving Tofu?

    along with normal Allopathic medicine? or with out medicine? is it really works good?

    please share the details.

    It will be easy to follow the diet.

    Regards,

    Taj

    taj076@gmail.com

    9886462719

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