We all have seen almost everywhere that people are talking about plant-based diet and food, their numerous health benefits, and how can we include them into our diet. We found that in the market, plant-based foods have become the counterpart of almost every protein products that are obtained from animals. For instance, vegan eggs, hemp seeds proteins powder, oat milk, tofu, etc.
Have you ever think of what if KFC started serving plant-based fried chickens pops and Dunkin Donuts serving Beyond Meat sandwiches in breakfast? For the people who are intolerant to lactose or follow a vegan lifestyle, may have plant-based food options. But do you think plant-based foods are the healthier alternative for everyone?
Marie Spano, M.S., R.D. C.S.C.S, sports nutritionist expert at Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks, talking about the myth behind processed food, says that processed food is not necessarily bad for health.
Many world-renowned nutritionists debunk the myths behind the vegan lifestyle. Here are the two most flourished plant-based food myths we are discussing.
Myth One: “Plant-Based Foods Are Low in Calories and Fat”
On comparing Beyond Burger and Cooked Beef Burger, we found that four-ounce plant-based veg burger has 18 grams of fats, 20 grams of proteins, 2 grams of fibres and 250 calories whereas beef burger consists of 14 grams of fats, 21 grams of proteins and 212 calories. There are no fibres in animal-derived products.
Myth Two: “Plant-Based Proteins Are Sufficient For Body-Builders”
For body-builders, only plant-based foods are not enough for getting sufficient amount of proteins and other essential nutrients. EC Synkowski, the nutrition expert at Boulder Co., suggested that eating different varieties of food is crucial for gym-goers or weight lifting holic.