September 5th, 2018
Soy is so prevalent in our diets, it’s hard to avoid. Soy is not soley found in tofu or edamame beans, but hidden in daily foods such as cereal and bread. It is important to pay attention to your diet and how it affects your hormone levels. Regulating your diet and having your hormone levels checked can help you navigate how your diet might be affecting your sexual health.
Numerous studies have been conducted in order to determine the effects soy have on testosterone. What we do know is that the proteins in soy contain phytoestrogen isoflavones. Phytoestrogen isoflavones are known to change hormonal properties, including estrogen. A study published in Fertility and Sterility (one of the most legitimate studies to date on the matter) found that soy protein and isoflavones do not considerably affect testosterone in men.
Men who have abnormal hormone levels should watch how much soy they consume. Men prone to high estrogen levels that eat too much soy makes their estrogen levels increase rapidly.
Because soy is found in a variety of foods, it can be hard to avoid. Two to three servings per day is a normal intake amount. However, consuming soy all day, every day does not maintain a balanced diet. Additionally, many processed foods contain hidden soy. These foods include: breads, cereals, and salad dressings. In order to maintain a stable diet, don’t overloaded with soy–strategically consume isolated and concentrated soy proteins.
If you are worried about low testosterone levels, it might not be just the foods you are eating. Consulting a male health expert might is the best way to get the honest truth. It is important to get your hormone levels checked. Dr. Elist is a leading male health expert. With over 30 years of experience, his knowledge on male
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