Soy and Fertility

Anything taken in excess brings in negative effects even though they are packed with vital minerals.  Same applies for the protein rich soya as well.  Recent studies have indicated that the excess in take of soya may impact the fertility system.  The female hormone oestrogen present in soya is found to impact the sperm quality.

Soya is not only consumed by the vegetarians, but it is also present in packed food items.  Soya is also taken as a substitute for meat because of the price difference.  It is clinically tested that the men taking excess amount of soya suffer from the fertility problem due to the huge intake of oestrogen from soya.

The negative impact of the soya on the quality of the sperm is found only when Soya is taken in excess quantity.  So the medical practitioners recommend not consuming excess quantity of soya in everyday meals.  Doctors suggest that the way to avoid this problem is to increase the amount of fresh vegetables and meat in everyday diet that supplies the required proteins and minerals for the body.

The fast foods are tasty to resist and we tend to eat more of it without bothering on the ingredients.  The packaged foods which contain preservatives also bring many negative effects in the immune system.  The chemicals found in Soya not only affect the fertility in men, but also can cause structural abnormalities like undescended testes.  Such effects may cause severe problems like testicular cancer in later part of life.

Chemicals like Genistein which is seen in Soya based foods are tested for their effects on the sperm quality.  These chemicals were seen to attach the larger portion of the sperm that is required to fertilize the egg.  In real scenario, if genistein is present in the womb in female, the sperm may be attacked and may block the fertilization.

Although the chemicals found in Soya are clinically proven to have negative impact on the reproductive system, medical practitioners also emphasize that the problem can be avoided if Soya is taken in limited quantity.