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Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

Closeup of two raw uncooked red vegan meat burger patties in plastic packaging

The popularity of plant-based protein or fake meat has increased in recent years as consumers try to eat less animal products.

A new multimillion dollar industry is developing but is ‘fake meat’ better for the environment and better for us? This article in takes a closer look.

Find out:

What is ‘fake meat’?

What types are available?

Do they still bleed like real meat?

Is ‘fake meat’ healthier and what effect can it have on risk factors for heart disease such as  body weight and cholesterol?

Is ‘fake meat’ better for the environment?

Should we be eating ‘fake meat’ and if so what do we need to be checking on food labels?

Is there better protein sources if looking for a plant-based alternative to real meat?

If you would like to evaluate the healthfulness of your current eating pattern (with or without the adoption of more plant- based food’s) then contact me for a nutritional assessment and find more energy for life!

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