Are Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger Healthy?

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Beyond Meat, Impossible Burger, and your health: What happens when you compare the trans fats, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol levels in plant-based versus animal-based burgers?





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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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It’s like what Dr G always says when asked “is it to what?”

Author — Eric Meiselbach

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Great for a treat every once in awhile. I love beyond meat

Author — Prettymapleleaf

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Impossible burger for me and highly recommend it to everyone transitioning into a cruelty free a lifestyle!! 👈💚🌱💪

Author — J B

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Processing plants in a processing plant😂😂😂

Author — Mukul Vyas

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I was out of town a few weeks ago with only fast food options. SO glad the Impossible Burger was available at BK👍🏻

Author — Chris Kirn

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Loving the impossible whopper -mayo! Just wish it would go back on the 2/$6 deal lol. The more impossible whoppers we buy the more advertising they’ll get and the cheaper they will become meaning the more likely meat eating folks are to try them :)

Author — Chris Brown

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I need none of these substitutes but it´s good they exist.

Author — Tomi Haili

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Thank you for the great video! Ofcourse nothing beats a healthy Whole Food Plant Based diet. And these burgers, even if they are plant based, are still processed food ...and as such we should eat them occasionally!

Author — The Vegan Bossa

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Dr. G., you are adorable. Thanks for bringing us the facts. My meat-loving husband will do the ground Impossible now in spaghetti and other similar dishes. I couldn’t be happier. That stuff is GOOD!🤗

Author — foxieroxieok

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2:47 Scientists doing science?! That was so funny.

Author — hmmm

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I think some of those meat analogues are almost too real in look, smell and taste. But one good thing is that impossible and beyond sparked a trend where other producers are offering similar products, some are even more affordable.

Author — Eelke Aptroot

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I like to use about half of a normal serving in tacos or pasta. I’m hoping they can offer a lower sodium version in the future. Walmart sells Impossible for around $6.50 for a 12 oz package. Getting closer to ground beef prices. Once it’s actually cheaper than beef, I think more meat eaters will give it a try. Definite win for the environment and the animals.

Author — Ben Munn

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It's a nice treat to have from time to time, it's great for impressing meat-eaters when they come over for dinner, and it's also great to bring to a BBQ and eat similar foods as everyone else.

The ability they have to encourage people to try plant-based diets cannot be overstated. My brother-in-law is a proud Texan grill master, but he's also plant based, and likely would not be if it weren't for foods like impossible "meat" and dayia "cheese."

Author — ColoradoCamper

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I love that we can see you now in these videos, Dr. Greger! Thank you for all your hard and invaluable work!

Author — DanceSport Explained with Mila

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Go all kale and quinoa! LOL :-) love this

Author — Kate Carr

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I won't change for anything my quinoa, bean and sweat potato burgers made at home 😋

Author — Arthurian64

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when you know the answer is no, but you need dr greger to parent you to not eat them hahah

Author — Samantha Gaton

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Great 'pros and cons' discussion, thanks for doing the research and posting!

Author — Shari T

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Good Morning! Thank you for this great video Doctor Greger!

Author — Michael Superbacker

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You also need to talk about the additives like methylcellulose or additives used for preservation. Plant based mimics contain a ton of binding agents, what's the health risk in that

Author — Mad Monkey Cycling