4 Reasons Temporarily Eating Veggie Burgers Can Help Us Transition To A Plant Based Whole Food Diet…

If you are new to eating plant based whole food and don’t want to eat meat anymore, this is a good reason eating soy burgers. I think it’s a reasonable choice for replacing meat, but only a temporary solution. Why?

‘I believe the complete protein from meat myth has been debunked years ago. It is said from reliable sources plant based whole food diet supplies all the right protein one requires [1]’.

I have learned I feel healthier eating intact foods. I used to eat ‘soy burgers’ because I wanted the meat taste, but not the potentially dangerous ingredients in meat itself. Nevertheless, veggie burgers are processed food with ingredients you might not want, like added sugar, oils and salt.

‘One serving a day (e.g., 1 cup of soymilk, ½ cup of tofu or soybeans) is effective for cancer prevention (Wardlaw, 2000) [2]’.

I stopped eating all soy products because I felt I was affected by lectins. Yet, at the same time, soybeans are said to be a good source of protein, minerals, vitamins, and isoflavones. Therefore, if you just have to have your soy, one can reduce lectin content considerably cooking, fermenting, and/or by sprouting.

4 Reasons Temporarily Eating Veggie Burgers Can Help Us Transition To A Plant Based Whole Food Diet…

  • Veggie burgers are healthier than meat, dairy, eggs and any other animal product
  • But, eating plant based whole food is healthier than processed and refined food like the veggie burger
  • Soy or veggie burgers are a tool helping us break the poor health eating habit of chemical, hormone and pesticide laden meat (also, chicken, fish, pork, etc.)
  • Eating plant based whole food is healthier than becoming a Vegan or Vegetarian because both eat refined and processed food (vegetarians may also eat some animal products like dairy and eggs)

Soy sauce, miso, and tempeh are also fermented soybean products. Unfortunately for me, soy sauce is a ‘nuclear lectin bomb’, causing almost immediate painful inflammation. I am not sure about miso, but I didn’t like the taste and texture of tempeh.

‘Although there have been many studies on soy products, there are still uncertainties about soy’s health effects [3]’.

Once you lost weight, have more energy having become healthier, you won’t want to return to eating processed and refined foods like pizzas, burgers and fries. What helped me cut out meat were various types and brands of veggie burgers.

Source- 1 PubMed.Gov Protein and vegetarian diets https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25369930/

2 Montgomery, Kristen S. “Soy Protein.” The Journal of Perinatal Education, Lamaze International, 2003, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595159/.

3 “Soy.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nccih.nih.gov/health/soy.

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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