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2. Alternative to Soy

For many who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, eating too much soy can cause health problems due to the high concentration of phytoestrogens, plant hormones that mimic the effects of estrogen in the bloodstream. This can lead to PCOS in women and gynecomastia in men and is also thought to increase the risk of certain cancers. Choosing seitan as an occasional alternative to soy can reduce these effects.

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