Plant-based “meat” protein may be less well absorbed by the body than chicken breast protein

The proteins found in meat alternatives made from wheat and soy may be less well absorbed from the small intestine into the bloodstream than protein from chicken breasts. Health June 22, 2022 By Carissa Wong In a lab experiment, protein from a meat substitute (left) was not absorbed by intestinal cells, nor was protein from … Read more

Here’s How Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Stack Up, Nutritionally

Photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock) Meat isn’t your only option if you want a burger, a barbecue sandwich, or a savory centerpiece of a traditionally meat-containing dish. But not all of the plant-based meat alternatives are equally nutritional. Here’s how some of the top options stack up: Beyond and Impossible burgers These brands make beef-like crumbles … Read more