Soy won­der

It’s got a bad rep­u­ta­tion, but un­justly – here’s why you need to eat more soy

Men's Fitness - - Fuel -

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.

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