It’s got a bad reputation, but unjustly – here’s why you need to eat more soy
You’ve probably heard that soy is bad for men. You might have even heard that it spikes your oestrogen levels with disastrous, moob-sprouting results. But the truth behind the myths is this: the two most thorough clinical studies on the effects of soy on male hormones – published by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Loma Linda University in California – found that it caused no adverse effects whatsoever. What’s more, new research suggests that in addition to helping you build muscle, eating this veggie- and vegan-friendly protein source could actually help expose your six-pack. A study from the Institute of Biomedical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that it helped to decrease high glucose levels in participants’ blood and reduce fat storage. Sound good? Get yours from tofu, soy beans and edamame.