The reasons to eat more plant-based foods are compelling, whether you’re concerned about your health, the environment, or animal welfare.
And add to that list the fact that you have more convenient plant-based food and drink options available than ever before.
Yet, I am seeing more and more unhealthy vegans in my practice.
I recommend eating dairy and meat substitutes only as a transitional food as you shift from the stand American diet.
Otherwise you will gain weight, elevate your cholesterol and blood pressure eating these fake foods high in saturated fat and salt.
Plant-based meat alternatives often contain more sodium than animal meats—in some examples up to six times more—and some of them contain added sugars, artificial coloring, and controversial additives like carrageenan and methylcellulose, which are bulking agents.
Simply put, these products taste good.
This is thanks to advancements in food technology which have allowed manufacturers to create products that closely mimic the taste and texture of real meat.
You would be so much better off eating a homemade lentil or black bean burgers.
See this burger recipe. Remember to always sauté in veggie broth skip the oil!