Is the Impossible Burger all it’s cracked up to be?

The Impossible Burger has taken the world by storm as a nutrition-packed alternative to red meat. But is it actually good for you?

At first glance this might seem pretty nutritious. Soy, the main ingredient and sole protein source, is good for you – right?

That’s what Sue Klapholz, Impossible Foods vice president of nutrition & health, often touts: “Soy is not only safe; it’s accessible and nutritious.”

One of the things soy is famous for is its isoflavone component, an active substance derived from plants that has known health benefits.

These include prevention of cancer and heart disease, promoting strong bones, and reducing menopausal symptoms like hot flashes for some women, and loads of great vitamins and minerals, just to name a few.

Even more concerning is that the soy in Impossible Burgers is made from genetically modified (GMO) soy crops. 

This means that the soy they are using has been treated with glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

We are not here to tell you that eating a few Impossible Burgers is going to give you cancer. But if you are looking for a healthy alternative to meat, this isn’t it.

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