Hi everyone! I recently have begun following a vegan diet and am concerned about how much soy I should be eating...the reason I ask is that I'm actively trying to conceive, and I've read numerous things about too much soy negatively affecting a woman's fertility. Does anyone know anything about this topic? And how often I can safely consume soy products without having to worry about how they're affecting my fertility? Thanks in advance!
I think Alicia says in the book that she only eats tofu max 2 x's a week. She uses almond milk and hemp milk so your not always drinking soy. And seitan, nuts, seeds and beans for protein instead of too much soy protein.
I think its fine to have a few times in the week too. I kind of look at soy products as a "fun" part of the meal, and don't view it as a staple at all. So the staples are the grains, veggies, beans, fruits. and I kind of treat the tofu on the top of a salad or in a stir fry as I would a garnish almost. Just something fun to add once in a while. I dont know a ton about soy and conceiving, but you should order maca root. It is great for balancing the hormones and endocrine system, and helps men and women with fertility problems. It is a root vegetable, considered a "superfood" in the raw food world. It is powder form, so its easy to add to a smoothie. If you have your man take it, it will up his potency if ya know what I mean. Here is the link http://www.iherb.com/Navitas-Naturals-Maca-Power-Raw-Maca-Powder-16-oz-454-g/8260?at=0 THey were going to give me artificial hormones and I used this instead and was pregnant within a few months, :) Took it throughout my entire pregnancy too.
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