If you are trying to conceive, avoiding some foods may enhance your odds.
Soy foods contain an estrogenic compound called genistein. And according to recent research, even small doses of genistein can cause human sperm to “burn out.” What’s more, the researchers found that when both partners avoid soy around the woman’s most fertile days of the month, it might actually aid conception.
Read labels carefully. In addition to the obvious – like soy milk, soy beans, tofu, and soy vegetarian foods – soy is found in numerous pre-packaged foods, pizzas, “energy” bars, smoothie mixes, and much more.
If you’re having difficulty conceiving (like 6 million other Americans), try to stay away from soy foods. You just might get a joyful surprise.[Ed. Note: Some foods – like soy – are touted as healthy when they could really be damaging your health. And for a healthy, all-natural dessert that tastes devilishly delicious, try a slice of nutrition expert Kelley Herring’s chocolate cake.]