Chances are you’ve heard of plant-based meat. The products have taken grocery stores and fast food chains by storm. But despite being called “plant-based”, these foods really aren’t the best choice for your body.
Just look at the ingredients in The Beyond Burger, one of the most popular plant-based meats:
Beyond Meat is one of the companies marketing themselves as healthy and sustainable while the actual ingredients in their products are heavily processed and way higher in fat, saturated fat, sodium, and calories than lean ground beef. And as far as plants go, you can hardly consider pea protein isolate or expeller pressed canola oil to be vegetables.
So if “plant-based” meats aren’t really made with vegetables, what are they made of?
Here are some of the worst ingredients we found in “plant-based” meat products: