Edamame – Yay or Nay?

Copypasting from r/EatCheapAndHealthy since they removed it because my account isn’t old enough. I think it’s relevant here too.

So I really like edamame. It tastes better than regular beans in my opinion, and it’s more nutritious, higher in protein, more convenient , and generally it just seems better. We’ve all heard the claim that soy is bad for digestion and hormones, primarily for us guys since it supposedly causes estrogen. And the studies I’ve seen to date vary significantly on whether these rumors are true or not.

I can’t find many good discussions about edamame anywhere on the internet. I can’t afford much in the way of meat and while I can stomach regular beans they get boring pretty fast without adding a million unhealthy ingredients.

I guess my main questions are: how would edamame/soy compare to meat as well as beans? Does anyone here have any experience with them, particularly men? Thanks.

Edamame – Yay or Nay?