Vegetarian burgers have always been on the market, but many have complained that you can tell they are vegetables. In the last couple of years, food scientist have created brands like the Impossible burger and the Beyond Burger. These two brands mimic the taste and aroma of meat, and they even bleed like real meat does. We know that plant based alternatives are better for the environment, but are they truly better for us?
|Type of Burger||Calories||Saturated Fat||Protein||Sodium||Other Nutritional Details|
|Impossible burger||240||8 grams||19 grams||370 mg||cholesterol free|
|Beyond Burger||250||6 grams||20 grams||390 mg||cholesterol free|
|Lean Beef Burger||280||9 grams||~20 grams||~70 mg|
|Turkey Burger||220-240||4-5 grams||~20 grams||~105 mg|
|Veggie Patty||150-160||1 gram||9 grams||400 mg||made with real veggies
If you look at the chart above, they all seem fairly similar besides the pure veggie patty. If you want to eat the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger because it is better for the environment and it tastes like meat, then I say go for it! Health wise though, they are too similar in calories and saturated fat, but way higher in sodium. They all have benefits and disadvantages, and everyone should be able to make the choice based on taste and health!
If you are looking to make a change for your aesthetic health, then come on in to see Dr. Deepak Dugar. He will give you a full consultation on what might be the best option for your skin and overall aesthetics.