In this day and age, more and more people are turning to soy products to get their daily protein. Not only is soy eaten frequently in meals, it’s also found in various protein shakes. Often, the people using soy are vegetarians and people who are lactose intolerant. If you ask any bodybuilder out there .. they know that soy is a big “no no.” So why is soy so bad for you???
Why Soy Shouldn’t be consumed more then once or twice (if any) a week…..
* Soy is a by product of Estrogen- That is why bodybuilders won’t consume any form of it. Estrogen is a being a female hormone, increase body fat. No one wants increased boy fat!
* Increased estrogen levels in the blood can inhibit muscle growth making it hard to retain muscle mass.
* Soy is so overprocess that it lacks most of the nutritional value that it once had.
* Decreased drive– Since soy is linked to estrogen; it can throw off the natural balance of testosterone in your blood. Testosterone is what give you drive both mentaly and sexually. Having increaded estrogen can mean that you don’t have that drive to succeed at work or in bed.
* In recent studies they have linked increased amouts of estrogen (from over eating soy) to cancer.
* Increases in brain aging
“From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
“A Hawaii study shows a significant statistical relationship between two or more servings of tofu a week and ‘accelerated brain aging’ and even an association with Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr. Lon White. “…these are not nutrients. They are drugs. They will have some benefits and some negative things (credit).”
* Thyroid Dangers
“FDA’s Soy Experts Speak Out Against Soy
“there is abundant evidence that some of the isoflavones found in soy, including genistein and equol, a metabolize of daidzen, demonstrate toxicity in estrogen sensitive tissues and in the thyroid. This is true for a number of species, including humans. Additionally, isoflavones are inhibitors of the thyroid peroxidase which makes T3 and T4. Inhibition can be expected to generate thyroid abnormalities, including goiter and autoimmune thyroiditis. There exists a significant body of animal data that demonstrates goitrogenic and even carcinogenic effects of soy products. Moreover, there are significant reports of goitrogenic effects from soy consumption in human infants and adults (credit).”
Now that you have seen what soy can do to your overall health and physic … are you will to take any chances on eating this type of protein? If your eating it now, then it’s time you a found different source of protein for you diet needs.