Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as you think | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as you think

The Meatless Farm claims its products are "almost indistinguishable from meat in terms of taste and texture" and are 100 percent plant-based, which is basically the same thing that Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods say about their burgers. “The trick to all of these meatless burgers is they want them to taste like real meat in order to convert traditional meat-eaters. When they do that, they add processed chemicals to them, they add high sodium content to them because if something doesn’t taste salty, it doesn’t taste like real meat.”

Let's take a look at their ingredients and nutrition. Water, Soya Protein Concentrate, Pea Protein, Soya Protein Isolate, Rapeseed Oil, Shea Oil, Coconut Oil, Chicory Root Fiber, Thickener: Methyl Cellulose, Caramelized Carrot Concentrate, Carrot Fiber, Rice Protein, Salt, Flavoring, Vegetable and Fruit Extracts (Beetroot, Radish, Tomato), Yeast Extracts, Carrot Concentrate, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid, Vitamins and Minerals (Niacin, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12)

“From a nutritional aspect: this is still an indulgence. This is a processed food. This is a junk food. It just happens to be a vegetarian or vegan junk food. We have to be aware of that because there’s high sodium content, still high saturated fat content, high-calorie content,” Dr. Mike said.

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yeah

z00mcopterdown

last time I had a "veggie" burger, about 30 years ago, I broke out in a rash and zits showed up all over my face.

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