It’s not healthy. That is the conclusion of Dr. Krisit Artz, medical director of lifestyle medicine and virtual health at Spectrum Health.
“People hear that they’re plant-based alternatives to meat products, so they think they may be healthier. But in fact, when you look at the ingredient list, they’re typically high in saturated fat, high in sodium, and they’re really just a processed food,” Artz said in a Wood TV news article. “They don’t have the health halo that people think they should have.”
Speaking of the Impossible Burger, Artz points out that, although the fake burger has 80 milligrams less cholesterol than the real deal, it has 10% more sodium and almost 20% more carbs.
“These burgers actually sizzle like ground beef would. People are really surprised when they see the product, they smell it, they see how it cooks and it’s really similar,” Artz says. “They aren’t a whole food though — very much processed, kind of developed in a test tube, put into the products, so it even bleeds, which is really crazy.”
The Wood TV article repeats the social engineering global warming mantra claiming that, “the true benefit the Impossible burgers provide isn’t nutritional, but environmental. As a more sustainable food option, the patties don’t come from animals, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emission from beef farms.”