Researchers Say Plant-Based Meat Is Worse For Your Health Than Real Meat

Researchers have discovered that plant-based meat offers no clear benefit for heart health. A study conducted at Bournemouth University in the UK revealed that participants who ate plant-based sausages and burgers had worse blood pressure than their meat-consuming counterparts. Study co-author Dr. Sumanto Haldar, an expert in nutrition science, said: “At present, producing these plant-based meat alternatives often involves a substantial amount of processing, and the end product can be high in salt, saturated fat and additives in order to match the taste and texture of real meat products.” Interest in plant-based alternatives has soared in recent years, with vegans citing ethical, environmental, and health reasons.