Food Comparison

September 2008 Issue

Beefless Burgers Deliver on Nutrition, Taste, Going Green

You may not be a vegan, and you may never have worn Birkenstocks or lived in Haight-Ashbury, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t looking for vegetarian-like ways to reduce the amount of bad fats you’re eating. Animal-based foods—full-fat dairy products and marbelized meats—are the main sources of saturated fat in American diets. An easy step for cutting back on these high-fat offenders? Going meatless with your burgers. Unlike a steak, best enjoyed simply prepared, once you pile on a burger’s fixin’s (lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard) you’ll barely miss the meat. Really.

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