Are plant-based meats healthier for you?

As more and more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menu, like the Impossible or Beyond burger, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative. Judy Simon, a UW Medicine dietitian, says there are some products out there that contain whole foods, like sweet potatoes or black beans – just look at the ingredient list. She cautions that some of the products have a lot of sodium, so you’ll want to watch for the nutritional labels.

“I just think it’s being aware of what you’re eating,” she says.

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