Editorial

The Impossible Burger

Recently, Burger King introduced a revolutionary food into their menu: the Impossible Whooper. The Impossible Whooper is plant-based and it is a record-hitting item in Burger King’s history, which has spread to over 2,400 restaurants around Europe, and is planning to spread to the United States as well. Everyone is excited about this meat replacement, but how healthy is this new creation? 

We are aware that companies have created a plant-based burger to better the environment, which they have clearly achieved; however, it is important to know if it’s any better for our health. These faux meats have minuscule differences from the lean meat: the plant-based has 240 calories and 8 grams of saturated fat, while the lean meat contains 280 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat. In addition, the plant-based burger has 370 milligrams of sodium and the beef patty with far fewer amounts of sodium with just 65 to 75 milligrams. Therefore, upon these numbers, one should consume this new food with moderation to prevent any health risks such as cardiovascular problems. 

Don’t let the label “plant-based” fool you.

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