PRODUCTION..[1[Soak the soybeans overnight. Drain and grind in a blender ( add about 3 cups of water while grinding) Strain soybeans through a cheese cloth or sieve (This is locally called “Ase” – it’s the same thing used for ogi. Make sure you get the clothe kind)nPour the sieved milk into a big Pot, Boil the soy-milk on medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring frequently ( be careful, the milk has a tendency to boil over) Reduce the heat, add in lime juice (do not stir), tofu should start to form. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, set aside for 1 hour Place the cheesecloth (Ase) in a bowl or over the sink, pour the tofu in carefully, fold the cheesecloth over and press out as much soy milk as possible. Press down on the tofu bag with a tray and an heavy object (this is to remove all excess water from the tofu and allow it to set) Leave for 4-5 hrs. Your tofu should be set and ready to serve.
HEALTH BENEFITS ;Cheese sticks do provide a source of some essential nutrients. Cheese contains protein, and according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a serving of cheese sticks from a national chain restaurant provides you with 30 grams of protein that your body can use to maintain muscle mass and keep your tissues healthy. Cheese sticks also boost your intake of calcium, a mineral essential for bone strength as well as muscle and nerve function. Each serving of cheese sticks contains 763 milligrams of calcium, or 76 percent of your recommended daily intake..
[A] SODIUM.....Cheese sticks contain huge amounts of sodium. Some sodium in your diet maintains your health, helping to regulate your blood pressure and fluid levels, but high-sodium fare like cheese sticks can wreak havoc on your heath. Just a single serving of cheese sticks contains approximately 2,000 milligrams of sodium — more than the entire amount of sodium your body needs in a day, and 87 percent of your maximum safe sodium intake, . Too much sodium increases your blood pressure, and regularly over-consuming sodium puts you at risk of cardiovascular disease.
[B] SATURATED FAT...Cheese sticks also boost your saturated fat intake. This type of fat increases the levels of harmful cholesterol in your bloodstream. A diet rich in saturated fat might also increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, though its role in prostate cancer requires further investigation. In general, you should limit your total saturated fat intake to less than 10 percent of your daily food intake, recommends Harvard. A single serving of cheese sticks contains 15.5 grams of saturated fat — 93 percent of your maximum daily saturated fat intake if you follow a 1,500-calorie diet, or 70 percent if you follow a 2,000-calorie diet. Kindly share these post with friends on social media.God bless you....
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