Why soy is bad for PCOS?
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Thereof, is soy OK for PCOS?
Health Benefits of Soy for PCOS. While the research about soy intake for women with PCOS is limited, the results are showing soy can improve many metabolic aspects of PCOS. These include reducing total and LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), triglycerides, inflammatory markers, blood pressure, and insulin.
Subsequently, question is, does soy increase estrogen? Soy is unique in that it contains a high concentration of isoflavones, a type of plant estrogen (phytoestrogen) that is similar in function to human estrogen but with much weaker effects. Soy isoflavones can bind to estrogen receptors in the body and cause either weak estrogenic or anti-estrogenic activity.
Besides, is soy bad for reproduction?
Yes, soy can cause infertility problems. Soy is also known as excellent source of protein during pregnancy, especially for vegetarian women. However, women trying to conceive should eat soy products in moderation because of their plant-derived estrogen known as isoflavones.
What food should be avoided in PCOS?
Foods to avoid in PCOS:
- Sugar. When you have PCOS you also have a higher risk of getting diabetes.
- Red meat. Red meat such as mutton, beef, pork, etc contains saturated fat and cholesterol which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Processed junk.
- Dairy foods.