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