Soy gets a bad rap because it contains isoflavone compounds that can mimic human estrogen. But these compounds can lower cholesterol with as few as three servings of tofu a week and one large glass of soy milk a day. Soy-based proteins like tofu and tempeh are also high in omega-3s, fats that look to improve heart health in a variety of ways, including lowering cholesterol, reducing heart vessel inflammation, and reducing the incidence of deaths from heartbeat arrhythmia.
Credit: Jessica Boone / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The Brutal Charm of an NFL Hit Man
Plus: Jesse Ventura vs. the Navy Seals
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
When to Say No to Your Doctor
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.