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August 20, 2015

Soy: The Perfect Protein for Women

Fitness First USA

For years, research scientists have proven what a tremendous boost Soy


can be for women. Did you know that soy contains a natural type of female hormone estrogen? Scientists call these plant hormones ""isoflavones"".

Clinical research shows that isoflavones in soy help:

  • Decrease the risk of breast cancer
  • Protect against bone loss
  • Reduce PMS symptoms
  • Alleviate menopausal discomfort
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Promote cardiovascular health

Unlike synthetic estrogens, plant-derived estrogen products exactly duplicate out natural hormones and seems to produce no harmful side effects. Recent study at the University of Alabama found that soy has beneficial effects even before puberty, leading researchers to conclude that the sooner women begin adding soy to their diets, the better for their long term health.

Plant-derived hormones made from soy have been used successfully by women at risk for breast cancer for years. Women who consume soy foods have half the risk for uterine cancer of those who don't. Even more impressive, Asian women who follow a traditional low-fat high soy diet have four to six times lower risk of developing breast cancer than American women.

One soy isoflavone in particular...the powerful antioxidant genistein has been shown to combat cancer in more than 30 studies.