Updated: May 27, 2021
The plant-based meat industry is currently in a craze, battling through industry policies and marketing campaigns to capitalize on the social confusion surrounding what protein source is optimal for the health of our bodies aswell as our planet.
These companies have made bold claims about the benefits their imitation meat provides, but food scientists and health professionals alike have started raising questions on the quality of these fake meats.
In all reality, fake meats are ultra-processed junk. They are created using ingredients that were never meant to be ingested by the human body, which is why alot of people have trouble digesting these types of products and some even become nutrient deficient.
This isn't to say that we don't innovate healthier ways to substitute animal products in the future, maybe we will, but as of right now...fake meats are basically nutrient void and carry about the same quality as cheap dog food.
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