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Protein Bars? Soy Protein?


#1

So I've heard that soy protein has hormones that pretty much act like estrogen in out bodies, and men's health big book of food and nutrition said that it's not a complete protein. (I thought it was.) So what kind of protein should I get in my protein bars?

I want to avoid whey, except after my workout, cause of the insulin spike, cause I'm trying to cut. Also, I eat high protein cereal, but it has soy too, should I get rid of it? I don't want bitch tits.

Thanks.


#2

You have to eat quite a bit of soy to get gynecomastia. You are correct that soy is a phytoestrogen meaning it acts like estrogen binding to breast tissue.

I wouldn't worry about it.


#3

Whey is fine. Why are you scared of a little blip of insulin? If you're really that concerned just go with one that's milk protein. It sounds like you're over complicating this whole snacking thing.


#4

Anything you eat will cause your body to secrete insulin. Also the best way to cut is to maintain LBM, which protein intake PWO can help a bit with.

S


#5

Don't be afraid of insulin. Besides any protein is going to mildly increase insulin.


#6

Make your own protein bars. Hit me up if you want recipes. Any soy protein has a shitty bioavailability rating, so I avoid it, personally.