This should go in your New Years resolution list. You must start eating Taho everyday.

Taho is a Philippine snack food made of fresh soft/silken tofu or bean curd with mini tapioca pearls and sweet caramelized sugar syrup. It is an iconic and ubiquitous street hawker food that remains popular to this day. This staple comfort food is a signature sweet and can be found all over the country. Its origins can be traced in Chinese influences, and has since become a mainstream favorite for generations.

Here are 5 simple benefits of drinking Taho.

Brings back your childhood memories. For once you have tasted this and you cannot just simply ignore the sweet caramelized sugar smothered on top of it. Yes! What easy way to get transported back to your childhood but to taste the food you’ve tasted when you were a kid.

Fountain of youth. It can actually exert antioxidant effects, directly or indirectly.  Thus, a healthy consumption of taho can aid in preventing pre-mature aging and can also increase bone-density in female spines.

5 Reasons why you need to start drinking taho

Be the doctor of your own body. High intake of soy-based products can also help prevent breast cancer, oesteoporosis, and even cardiovascular diseases. The reason why vegetarians consume tofu is because, it contains all the animo acids your body requires. To maximize its benefit, one should prepare it without using oil.

Check the nutrition facts. Packed with Vitamins and enriched with minerals. Check it below.
Lunasin– a soy peptid
Protein– good for muscles and tissues
Carbohydrates– that gives our body energy for our daily use
Folic acid– for the brain and it’s good for pregnant women
Calcium– strengthen our bones and teeth
Vitamin B1/ Thiamin– it helps converting carbohydrates into energy


It also has Riboflavin/ Vitamin B, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B4 and a whole lot more.


Truly Filipino. Lunasin was discovered by a Filipino scientist from UP Los Baños named Alfredo Galvez. Lunasin, which by the way, goes back to my Filipino roots, because the word Lunas means ‘solution’,” he says.

Oh the wonders of Taho!

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