“That’s impossible, if he is only eating soy in the form of original products such as tofu, tempeh is not possible to make men so feminine,“ said Prof. Dr. Ir MadeAstawan, MS as professor of the Department of Food Science and Technology IPB in a press conference Healthylicious 2 ‘Healthy Lifestyle with Soy–The Wonder of Soy‘at the Hotel Nikko, Jakarta, Tuesday (04/12/2011).
Prof Madeleine said if someone ate it in supplement form may have happened,because usually in the supplement contained isoflavones in the form of isolates,which was isolated in order to get a more pure isoflavones.
“Usually when people are more supplements in the form of jor-rod eat them so they can become excessive intake, and in the study were typically used in the form ofisolates,“ said Prof. Madeleine.
This condition is due to phytochemical compounds isoflavones contained in soy have a structure similar to the sex hormone estrogen found in women.
Besides isoflavones, soy also contains genistein and daidzein, which they also actlike estrogens and are known as phytoestrogens (plant estrogen produced).
“Soybeans are plant foods that have good nutritional quality, and if consumed in theform of the original product does not make men become feminine,“ he said.
Therefore do not hesitate to consume soy products regularly, because there are manybenefits that can be obtained by eating soy, such as lowering cholesterol, reducingrisk of heart disease and cancer.