The Soy is Back!

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I love soy not sure if it loves me, but I stopped drinking it and eating it when I read that it reduced testosterone and acted like estrogen in the male body.
According to this month’s Muscle and Fitness ( The one with Sly on the front)  “5 things you should know about Soy”. Soy contains compounds called phytoestrogens, which are
basically the vegetal version of the female sex hormone estrogen. I have no idea what vegetal means so here is  the definition.
Vegetal:
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) of, relating to, or characteristic of vegetables or plant life
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) of or relating to processes in plants and animals that do not involve sexual reproduction; vegetative

Another fact that I found beneficial from a nutritional aspect. Is one cup of edamame ( boiled soybeans) contains 298 calories, 29 grams of protien, 17 grams of carbs
and 15 grams of fat. One scoop of soy protein powder contains 120 calories, 25 grams of protein, 1 gram of carbs and 1.5 grams of fat. Wow! That is impressive.

I am off to get some soy 😉  Check this months issue of Muscle and Fitness one of my favorite magazines that always has useful information.

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