Five foods men should avoid and why

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Food for men (Image: Pixabay)
Food for men (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : For leading a healthy lifestyle, both men and women need to make a vise choice among the food they eat. In this article, we talk about five food items men should avoid eating. 

1: Soy Products

The soy products contain phytoestrogens which can be a reason for hormonal imbalance in men if taken in large quantity. According to a study done in fertility clinics in Boston of 99 men, excessive soy intake might decrease sperm concentration. Apart from this, a study published in the Society for Endocrinology suggests that high consumption of soy may have negative impacts on testosterone levels.

2: Trans Fats

Trans fats are considered bad for both men and women. Trans fat comes from fried, packed food and processed food. Trans fat can be a reason behind increasing heart diseases among the people. Unfortunately, the concerns don’t stop there. According to a 2011 Spanish study, increased intake of trans fats are also linked with decreased sperm counts.

3: Processed Meat

Considering the recent studies associating processed meats to all sorts of illnesses, this isn’t surprising at all. Several studies have linked meat intake and lower sperm count, but results were not entirely consistent. Although, its worth pinpointing that the same studies did not find any link between eating chicken and reduced sperm health.

4: Pesticides and bisphenol-A (BPA)

However, they are not consumed directly, but can reach body via vegetables and fruits. Both BPA and chemicals within pesticides act as xenoestrogens. Just like the phytoestrogens in soy, xenoestrogens too can wreak havoc on sperm concentration.

5: High fat dairy products

Next in list we have, high fat dairy products. According to the Rochester Young Men’s Study, an analysis of sperm and diet was conducted on 189 men between the ages of 18-22. It showed that high-fat dairy products (whole milk, cream and cheese) were linked with reduced sperm motility and abnormal sperm shape. In fact, some of this could be due to sex steroids given to cows.