A lot of people think that Soy is a healthy protein and is the best alternative to meats and dairy products, but is it true? A recent study showed that a lot of men developed breasts because of the foods they eat. You may know that the Chinese and Japanese live longer than others as they eat a lot of soy in their diet. But, the truth is that they eat fermented soy and not processed soy.
Does Soy Milk Give Men Breasts?
It is a well known fact that Soy is responsible for increasing the estrogen levels in our body. In fact, James Price, a Vietnam vet who has a fit and lean body developed Gynecomastia and it was found that it is because of the Soy milk consumption. The doctors have found 8x the normal limit of estrogen for men in James’ body.
James used to drink 3 quarts of Soy milk every day and that caused a dramatic change in his body. Find the negative effects of Soy here – http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects
What Causes Soy Man Breasts?
Soy mainly contains protein, essential fatty acids and isoflavones. Isoflavones family consists of Genistein, daidzein, equol, and glycitein which are commonly known as ‘phytoestrogens’. These phytoestrogens will have estrogen like properties but they are derived from plants. The Soy which we eat and drink will contain these isoflavones and so when we consume it, it can affect our sensitive organs (estrogen receptors) like breast and the thyroid, thus leading to Soy man breasts. – http://www.drlam.com/opinion/soyandestrogen.asp
Not only Soy, but there are many other foods & chemicals that are responsible for the development of breasts in men.
Luckily, there are many solutions to get rid of male breasts naturally such as man boobs exercises, breast reduction pills etc…But, prevention is always better than cure and so it is advised to stay away from such foods that increase estrogen levels in men.