by | Sep 1, 2022 | Healthy Living

Impossible Burgers or Impossibly Bad Burgers?

At one time in my life, I was a vegan. Thankfully, I didn’t stay vegan too long because I quickly developed anemia and suffered from other problems, including graying teeth that wiggled in their sockets, too much weight loss (but my face got rounder), and strong raw red meat cravings, to name a few. I was hungrily suffering from morning sickness at the time I ended my veganism and I threw in the towel by giving in to an irresistible slab of juicy, tender, fatty ribeye…and I never looked back! After my epiphany that eating meat was not only what I wanted, but what I desperately needed, I began adding fried eggs, burgers, butter (ate it right out of the container with a spoon), and bacon to my diet. I cannot put into words how delicious my first piece of bacon was after such a long meat-hiatus…I remember eating an entire package of bacon by myself in one sitting. And I felt great afterwards, except I had surprise guests during such feast, and was embarrassed to be discovered greedily eating a pile of bacon all by myself. At least I had my pregnant belly to help explain my food selection! Haha!

       After that came more animal products (including oysters and sardines), and even some experiments with eating raw meat, raw liver, and raw eggs. All of those things taste much better (minus beef liver!) than any of the vegan food I “enjoyed” as a vegan–don’t get me wrong, I have always and will always love plant foods. But nothing compares to food from healthy animals, whatever it may be: cheese, bacon, sausage, any kind of pork, any kind of beef, eggs, fish (minus lutefisk!), raw milk, cream, kefir, whole fat yogurt, et cetera. 

       Looking back again at my not-so-proud days as a vegan, I remember buying fake-meat hot dogs and trying to convince myself they tasted like normal hotdogs. I ate many packages of those fake hot dogs, covered in ketchup and mustard, feeling relieved that at least I was a purist vegan, and not a fake vegan who sometimes cheats with real animal foods. It was becoming less and less about diet and health, and more and more about “virtuous principles” and self-brainwashing with videos of animal cruelty. Of course, animal cruelty is morally repugnant and thoroughly repulsive, and I never promote such abuse of animals. This is why sourcing animal products from trustworthy sources is important, as to avoid funding industries that torture and then kill poor animals who live in overcrowded, filthy, smelly quarters covered in fecal matter, urine, pus, et cetera, and industries that never feed their animals proper food or let them frolic in the green fields under a warm sun as they were made to do.

       Despite the many appeals to veganism from this anti-animal cruelty standpoint, the vegan diet is so lacking in nutrients that it serves more as a detox diet than a nutritive one. It is therefore unsafe for children, elderly, sick people, pregnant women, or any normal person that desires to live a healthful life with a stomach full of satisfying, delicious, healing, muscle-building, life-bringing food. Veganism is void of essential nutrients, and if you’re a vegan and don’t supplement with these nutrients, you’re in for trouble, if you’re not already struggling. Some of those essential nutrients that are low in or completely missing from an unsupplemented vegan diet are: preformed omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, vitamin B12, vitamin D3, retinol (preformed vitamin A), low zinc, low choline, low calcium, low iron, low iodine (unless you eat sea vegetables and get too much iodine…uh oh, thyroid problems!), cholesterol, low selenium, carnitine, carnosine, glycine, low amino acids, creatine, taurine, and low in vitamins B6, B2, and B3. Unfortunately, there are still many people and groups of people that support plant-based diets for both “health” reasons and occult ones (think government, Agenda 21, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations, many leaders who also support eugenics, and more).

       Now that we’ve seen some of my reasons to avoid veganism, we now approach the topic of FAKE meat. One of the most popular fake meats out there is the Impossible Burger, manufactured in a lab/factory instead of being raised on the lovely green fields of North Dakota. Its ingredients are: “Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% Or Less Of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Soy Protein Isolate.” Added synthetic “Vitamins and Minerals: Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.” Not so natural, not so healthy, and doesn’t sound too tasty, either.

       To add to this conversation, I asked Dr. Daniel Stanislowski what he thinks about the Impossible Burger:

Diane: “According to your expertise, which is healthier: Beyond Meat or grass-fed beef, and why?”

Dr. Dan: “The Impossible foods™ and Beyond Meat™ products are plant-based foods. Plants certainly provide some nutrition but also contain compounds which can be detrimental to human health like lectins and gluten. In addition, all nutrients which are essential for life can be found in meat while not all can be found in plants, and there are no essential nutrients in the plant or fungus kingdoms that cannot be found in meat. Humans are thus obligate carnivores – we have to eat meat. Supplementation can cover the gaps but is a first-world, expensive luxury which can be avoided, by-and-large, through adequate animal product consumption. Grass-fed beef is constituted of the same macronutrients our bodies are. The cells which make up our bodies are not made from fiber, but rather protein and fat which can be found in abundance, and with greater bioavailability, in grass-fed beef. It is falsely believed that fiber is what makes the digestive system move smoothly. In reality, it is fat which slicks the pathway out. Moreover, fibrous plant-based products can occupy digestive processes, blocking absorption of essential nutrients and resulting in their being lost through waste. In my opinion, grass-fed beef is one of the healthiest foods known to man which plant-based products cannot possibly replace.”

       But, this isn’t all…the fake “burger” is loaded with natural flavors/yeast extract (code words for MSG (monosodium glutamate)) and GMOs. It is anything but healthful, though the company tries to improve the product’s health profile by injecting it with synthetic vitamins. The company’s partnership with Burger King also does not add to their sought-after reputation as health advocates! In my opinion, the label of pro-eugenics is more correct.

       Just as there are industries that cover up their abuse of animals, there are companies and groups of people that promote sustainability as their religion, though it is often a cover for more occult agendas. Do not support those companies, agendas, politicians, or politics. The very least we can do is NOT buy or eat Impossible Burgers, and hopefully source our animal products from responsible and morally upright farmers. After all, it is impossible that Impossible Burgers are healthy or taste as good as meat from a healthy cow that lived contentedly on a green, chemical-free pasture and was killed and butchered in a fast, peaceful, mature way.

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Diane

Diane is a wife, mother, and researcher with the goal of restoring the practice of traditional holistic approaches to wellness and sharing evidence-based information with the public. She lives in Grand Forks North Dakota with her husband and four children and receives raw milk and pastured meats from Bartlett Farms.

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