Vegetarian isn’t always healthier
I was recently reviewing a LOT of vegan / vegetarian options in the supermarket the other day. It was astounding to see how this market has expanded and flourished. These products are premium priced and I expect attract premium profits!
What was astounding to see was the amount of ultra processed fake meat!
These products are some of THE MOST highly processed options that you will find in the supermarket.
Of all the vegan / vegetarian options that were on the shelf, I wouldn’t have touched 95% of them.
When you flip the packets and read the ingredients list….it is seriously scary to see what is in them!
I recommend that you skip the fake meat, fake cheese…. choose REAL FOOD.
Load your plate with whole foods, unprocessed foods. Not poor quality substitutes that contain preservatives, flavours, highly processed soy ingredients.
Over the last few years I have had so many people contact me to please review this range. They wanted to know was this real food. Would I recommend it for vegetarians. I have a LONG LIST of products to review and blog about that I hadn’t got to it yet. As a result of my time in the supermarkets recently, I was able to see the vegan / vegetarian range. I was astounded at what these manufacturers were putting in their food.
These options were some of the WORST products I have seen on the supermarket shelves. I have reviewed thousands and thousands and thousands of products….There is no way I would put this into my body…I will take you through the reasons why. Please note: there are some great vegan/ vegetarian manufacturers out there that are doing the right thing. That are providing wholesome real food options. You need to find them and reward them!
Today, we are going to look at one of the Quorn products. From the amount of shelf space dedicated to the Quorn brand I take this to mean this is a popular brand among vegetarians.
There are a few things you need to know!
What an ingredient list! It is so hard to see the real food amongst these ingredients!
I hear you asking, what is Mycoprotein anyway???
If you see trademarked products put the product back on the shelf. Your body doesn’t recognise trademarked ingredients.
I recommend that if you are sensitive to additives, you AVOID these types of products. If you are sensitive to MOULD you definitely should avoid these products.
It is a meat substitute that is made from a vat grown fungus: Fusarium venenatum.
I would expect that our community of sensitive individuals would have a high rate of sensitivity.
How about filling your sausage roll with vegetables and lots of them!
You need to ask the following questions….
Reward the manufacturers that care about you and your health first and their profits second.
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