Plant-Based Meat Alternatives, Are They Healthy?

Plant-based meat alternatives have been becoming increasingly popular and available not only in your local grocery store or cafe, but at fast-food restaurants as well. Brands like Beyond Meat, Impossible, and Cena Vegan are some of the more popular alternatives that offer a variety of products and meal options.

Beyond Meat prides itself as being “the future of protein,” offering “beef” crumbles, hamburgers, and sausage. You can now find Beyond Meat being offered at TGI Friday’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr., McDonald’s, and Del Taco to name a few.

Beyond Meat is non-GMO, gluten-free, and soy-free. Their website claims that by removing the animal from the protein production, they are able to address four major problems pertaining to livestock. These include improving human health, positively impacting climate change, addressing global resource constraints, and improving animal welfare.

Impossible is another popular brand that you can find locally or at restaurant chains. While the impossible meat contains soy, the impossible brand is on a mission to “save the Earth,” claiming that just one

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