NUTRITION TIP : DAY 13!
Soybean!? Estrogens? Man boobs? Man titties? Man hooters? Gynaecomastia? (I got many names to write 😄) This is a common notion around in the fitness industry that if males take soybean on a regular basis, it will give male breasts or man boobs.
Let me give you the truth (after reading the researches, talking to very knowledgeable people and of course applying common sense) -
1. BY RESEARCHES - Soybeans have phytoestrogens (estrogens of plants), which is very weak as compared to human estrogens, and as these have to contact the same estrogen receptors in the body, so these actually reduce the effects of estrogen instead of the common notion. There are compounds known as isoflavones in soybean which are of many types and occur together in soybean (which have anti-estrogenic effect) but if you take isolated isoflavones, these are said to have been able to trigger estrogen receptors in breast tumors. And, we all have mostly whole soybean rather than genetically modified soybean, SO EVEN THIS RULES OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING MAN BOOBS FROM EATING SOY ON A REGULAR BASIS.
2. BY TALKING TO EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE - Some parts of the world have been known to use Soybean as a treatment for breast cancer ( what?!). Yes, because it counters the effect of the human estrogens (as these are way stronger than the plant estrogens) and hence reduces the overall effect of the receptors. So if it helps females in curing breath cancer, how can one think of getting male boobs by having it?
3. BY COMMON SENSE - Soybean is a staple food in many countries, and there are many which have adopted it now. Had there been a concern with soybean, there would have been only females in those countries probably, and they would never have been able to reproduce and the population would have gone down to zero and homo sapiens would cease to exist there if the immigration policy of those countries were strict(got it?) 😎
I have been taking soybean since ever and I have never been in a need of wearing a women Undie, and so wouldn't anyone of you. 😂😂 Just keep having as natural form of soy as possible, it is complete protein (rarely seen in plant protein)