Alternative meat products: A deeper dive into why they are not a good substitute

Alternative meat products: A deeper dive into why they are not a good substitute

Impossible Brands /Beyond Meat: A Closer Look 

The Impossible Brands & Beyond Meat , both are popular plant-based meat alternatives, have been gaining a lot of attention in recent years. While they have been praised for its ability to mimic the taste and texture of real meat, they are not without its problems. In this blog, we will take a closer look at some of the problems with the Impossible Burger/Beyond Meat and why alarm bells are sounding. There is no substitute for real food. 

Health Concerns

One of the main concerns about imitation meat is its health implications. The meat is made from a combination of soy and potato protein, which are known allergens. Additionally, it contains high amounts of sodium, which can be harmful to people with high blood pressure. The meat also contains genetically modified soy, which some people believe can lead to long-term health problems.

Beyond Meat is made from a combination of pea protein, soy protein, canola oil, and various flavorings and colorings. While the product does contain some plant-based protein, it is also high in sodium, artificial flavors, and preservatives, which can be harmful to health. Both brands have ingredients that have proven to cause inflammation to the gut. 

Digestibility and Bioavailability

Another important factor to consider is the digestibility and bioavailability of the nutrients in Beyond Meat/Impossible Brands. While the product does contain some plant-based protein, it is also high in artificial ingredients, which can interfere with the digestive process and reduce the absorption of nutrients. Additionally, the high levels of sodium and preservatives in both brands can contribute to inflammation in the body and lead to digestive problems. There are many inflammatory ingredients in both brands. 

Environmental Impact

 Although it is touted as a more sustainable alternative to traditional meat, the production of soy and potato protein requires a significant amount of water and land. Additionally, the production of these substitutes contributes to deforestation, as large amounts of land are cleared to grow soybeans.

Lack of Transparency

Another problem with the Impossible Burger/Beyond Meat is the lack of transparency in its production process. Both companies have not disclosed all of the ingredients and processes used in making their products, which has led to concerns about its safety and long-term health effects.


In conclusion, the substitute meat market sparked a lot of interest and discussion at first. From health concerns and environmental impact to lack of transparency and high cost, there are several reasons why Impossible Meat/Beyond Meat are not a good alternative for real food.

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