Maag experienced by many people if not handled properly can become chronic. But it was no easy way to overcome that is by eating tempeh.
"Tempe can overcome ulcer disease, correct it," said Dr. Samuel Oentoro, MS, SpGK, as the clinical nutritionist FKUI detikHealth-RSCM when contacted on Monday (4/25/2011).
Dr. Samuel tells us this because good tempeh protein and anti-inflammatory compounds (anti-inflammatory). The protein contained in tempe ready to be absorbed the body because he was first digested by molds (fungi) in Tempe.
"Usually, intact proteins must first be digested particles are smaller so easily absorbed, but in Tempe proteins have been digested by the fungus," he said.
Mold (fungus) produced by yeast can alter tempeh soy protein complex due to chemical changes in the protein, carbohydrate and fat. Soybean and hard skin becomes more flaccid making it easier for the stomach to digest.
In addition, tempeh is also known to repair the damaged digestive tract as well as overcome the problems suffered by most of gastric ulcer patients. This is because soybean can provide comfort in the stomach.
"Tempe is a functional food or food consumed daily, therefore there is no limit intake or dose," said the doctor who also practiced at Semanggi Specialist Clinic.
One cause of stomach ulcers are due to unhealthy lifestyles, such as leaving the breakfast, not eating regularly or frequently late and due to job stress factors and the streets are jammed.
Other factors that could cause ulcer disease is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is a long time can damage cells in the gastric mucous tissues.
"The function of Tempe to catch the Helicobacter pylori in theory could be, but the research does not exist. But the research on tempeh has been a lot done," he added.
How to eat them?
There are some people who believe, the efficacy of tempeh will appear if eaten raw. Is fine to eat raw tempeh but if you want more sterile better if steamed, boiled or fried with little oil.
The main raw material of soy tempeh is where the high protein in it that provide benefits to the body.
According to the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration, every day your body needs to consume 25 grams of soy protein which is equivalent to 125 grams tempeh.