First off thanks to vegetarianssuck.com for the image. we do it for the lulZ... Ok so i heard a story from my mom about how eating a lot of soy can lead to all kinds of craziness. It can lower sperm count, interfere with hormone signals, and possibly increase estrogen activity... wtf?! Seriously wasnt it not too long ago that Soy was deemed our century's wonder food? Now it seems like its nothing but bad news.
(HealthDay News) -- Eating half a serving of soy food a day lowers sperm concentrations and may play a role in male infertility, particularly in obese men, Harvard University researchers report.
The reason for this relationship between soy and sperm count isn't clear. However, researchers speculate that soy increases estrogen activity, which may have a negative affect on sperm production and also interfere with other hormonal signals.
"There have been a lot of interest in estrogen and isoflavones in particular and a potential relationship to fertility and other reproductive disorders," said lead researcher Dr. Jorge Chavarro, a research fellow in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
So after hearing this story i decided to check the intranetz for more related stories, and honestly in the back of my mind i was thinking that i would find 1000 articles and topics about soy being way more beneficial than harmful. Oh boy was i wrong! After reading articles like this, this and this it came real apparent that soy isnt all that cracked up to be? Was it because of some Soy marketing dept that pulled the curtain over our eyes during this whole health craze movement? Is it just us as an American population looking for an answer to all our health problems and just being so naive?
Well i know for one thing... ima just be easy on this soy stuff until some other reports come out and say otherwise. Because at right now i think ima need all my man juice. no homo. and no homo on some soy. Honestly i never even really liked soy milk. I remembered a marathon/run i did a few months ago with some friends and my brother and they kept swearing by SOY milk, and honestly i hated it and ended up throwing mine away. While the rest of them devoured it like it was nobodys business! Hmmm.. now that i think about it.. their love for soy would totally explain some other issues my friends have...