Friday Favorites: Are Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger Healthy?

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What happens when you compare the trans fats, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol levels in plant-based versus animal-based burgers?

Check out these other videos in this series on plant-based meats:
• The Environmental Impacts of Plant-Based Meat Substitutes (
• Are Pea and Soy Protein Isolates Harmful? (
• Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Put to the Test (
• The Health Effects of Mycoprotein (Quorn) Products vs. BCAAs in Meat (
• What About the Heme in Impossible Burgers? (
• Does Heme Iron Cause Cancer? (
• Heme-Induced N-Nitroso Compounds and Fat Oxidation (
• Is Heme Iron the Reason Meat Is Carcinogenic? (

You may also be interested in getting the digital download ( from my webinar on this topic.

Note: In 2022, Impossible Foods announced it is cutting the saturated fat in its plant-based burgers from 8 grams down to 6 grams.

Want to make your own healthful, whole-food veggie burger? Check out the recipe for Black Bean Burgers ( from my first cookbook (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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