5.Breast enhancement, promoting the secretion of female hormones, and affecting the secretion of male hormones? All rumors!
The female sex hormone content is closely related to the breast size. When a woman enters puberty, estrogen begins to secrete in large quantities, which will directly cause the development of the breast and promote the growth of breast tissue. During pregnancy, the female hormone content in the body will be slightly higher than usual, which will also promote the growth of the breasts. In the medical field, the main methods to increase female hormones in the body are oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy.
Because soybeans contain soy isoflavones (phytoestrogens), many people claim that eating more soy can increase breasts. And many male bodybuilders are afraid that eating more soybeans will affect the secretion of male hormones in their bodies.
In fact, these are all rumors! Let me talk about the rumor that soybeans can enhance breasts:
First of all, phytoestrogens are not hormones. They are called phytoestrogens because they have the [weak] effect of promoting the secretion of estrogen in the body.
The isoflavones in soy protein can bind to the estrogen receptor protein in the human body, mimicking some of the physiological effects of natural estrogen.