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Is the Impossible Burger Healthy?

Dr. Mark Hyman reveals all you need to know about meat substitute burgers

It seems like you can’t go to a restaurant nowadays without seeing an Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat burger, or other meat-substitute burgers on the menu. But what’s the deal with these burgers? Are they actually healthy for us? Are they the same as a traditional veggie burger, or a different thing all together? To find out, we turned to New York Times bestselling author and health expert Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the new cookbook Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?.

Dr. Hyman broke it all down for our Wake-Up Call newsletter… and shared some healthy alternatives.

Katie Couric: Meat substitute burgers seem to be everywhere these days. We know you have some strong opinions on these meat substitutes — but before we get into that, can you please explain to us what exactly these are and what goes into them?

Dr. Mark Hyman: Meat substitutes, like the Impossible Burger or Beyond Meat, are highly processed foods made to replace meat in a meal and are then marketed as plant-based...

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