What’s Wrong with Fake Meat?

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors ofRead more The post What’s Wrong with Fake Meat? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Swap the Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors of meat, which fake meat products mimic.  The biggest concerns with many of these products, however, are the isolated soy proteins, textured protein, excessive use of oils, and salts they contain.  You have to pick your battles if you are using these products, but here are some guidelines I use when choosing to play around in the fake meat arena.

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Debunking the Paleo Diet

Christina Warinner is an archaeological scientist, who debunks the notion behind paleolithic fad diets.  This fad started in the 70’s with the Stone Age Diet, and then reappeared as the Primal Blueprint, Paleo, and NeanderThin diets.  All of these diets are based on the idea that “we should abandon our modern agricultural diets, which areRead more The post Debunking the Paleo Diet appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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