Discover the Healthy Revolution: Meat Substitutes Outperform Meat!
New research evidence indicates that meat substitutes are often a healthier choice than traditional meat, reducing the risk of heart and vascular diseases. ProVeg Netherlands compared the nutritional value of 130 different meat substitutes with their animal counterparts, and the results are exciting!
Why are meat substitutes better for you?
Less saturated fat: Meat substitutes contain significantly less saturated fat than animal meat, making them a heart-friendly alternative. Fewer calories: If you’re looking for a lighter option, meat substitutes are often a sensible choice, as they generally contain fewer calories than traditional meat. Rich in dietary fiber: Meat substitutes typically contain significantly more dietary fiber, contributing to healthier digestion and providing a longer-lasting feeling of fullness. Comparable protein content: The protein content in meat substitutes is comparable to that of meat, meaning you don’t have to compromise on your protein intake.
The Great Victory of Meat Substitutes
Research shows that various meat substitutes, such as plant-based burgers, minced meat, meatballs, (smoked) sausages, and bacon, score better on the criteria of the Nutrition Center for meat substitutes than their animal counterparts.
What about important nutrients?
Iron and vitamin B12: All our products contain vitamin B12 and iron. In a vegetarian diet, this is sufficient to meet your recommended daily intake. Protein: We ensure that our products have a high protein content by using ingredients such as soy.
Why salt is not an obstacle
Although some meat substitutes receive criticism for their salt content, research shows that they generally contain less salt than processed meat. Meat substitutes are already seasoned, so you don’t need to add extra salt. This makes them a wise choice for those looking to reduce their salt intake. Additionally, at Vivera, we maintain a standard of 1.5g of salt in our products. Unfortunately, three of our products still do not meet this standard, but we are working hard to achieve it as soon as possible.
Conclusion: Choose a Healthy Future with Meat Substitutes
With the growing availability and affordability of meat substitutes, it is clear that they are a healthy and sustainable choice. They offer you the opportunity to enjoy your favorite dishes while protecting your health and the environment. Choose meat substitutes today and contribute to the healthy revolution!