As with most health-related issues, there are varying opinions on this one. Most internet sources I found seem to think that too much soy milk does indeed have a detrimental effect on the human body. Studies have recorded that 22 milligrams a day (of the isoflavones found in soy) disrupted men’s hormonal balance; women’s menstrual cycles were affected at 45 milligrams a day for 30 days. One glass can contain up to 50 milligrams of isoflavones. It should be noted that the study quoted involved pure isoflavones, which may be treated differently in the body than soy milk. The second article below argues that natural, fermented soybean products do in fact have health benefits, while processed foods like soy milk do not.
You can have too much of anything. Even water. Just drink and/or eat in moderation, and you won’t have a problem.
Too much of anything is a bad idea when it comes to your health. While drinking soy milk in moderation can be good for you, drinking it in excess is definitely not. This is because of the sugar content in most soy milk brands that can add up over time. Also, the estrogen present in soy is said to have caused problems for some. Jeremy Piven, for example, said his over consumption of soy milk caused him to grow “man boobs.” For more details on that story, check out the article cited below.
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