The Ultimate Food Fight
We’re taking food fights to the next level by putting plant-based food up against all the usual favorites in the ultimate nutrient breakdown. Which do you think will come out on top?
In the left-hand corner we have a standard 85% lean beef burger, and in the right-hand corner we have a 100% vegan Fry’s Asian Spiced Burger.
Both weigh up very similarly in protein levels, but the Fry’s burger lands a significant punch with its lower fat content. The beef burger takes another knock from Fry’s with their higher fibre levels. The Fry’s burger also has no cholesterol at all, compared to the 68mg in the beef burger – it’s a total knockout!
The Fry’s Asian Spiced Burger takes the title of the ultimate burger!
The legen(dairy) 😉 battle continues! In this round, we have whole milk in the left-hand corner, and soy milk in the right, both fighting for the title of highest calcium levels! This round is stolen by the soy milk!
In the last round, we put tuna up against the Fry’s Golden Crispy Fish-style Fillets in the battle for the highest omega-3 levels. The vegan fish-style fillets knocked the fish out of the park with their 0.7g of omega-3 thanks to the help of their added flaxseed oil. It was a total knockout!
There are so many more examples where plant-based foods absolutely trump their animal-based alternatives when it comes to nutritional value. Some other examples include the iron levels in pumpkin seeds (15mg of iron per 100g) compared to beef (3.8mg of iron per 100g) or the vitamin A levels in sweet potato (961μg of Vitamin A per 100g) compared to tuna (757μg of Vitamin A per 100g). According to the American Dietetic Association, an appropriately planned plant-based diet may also aid in the prevention and treatment of some of the world’s most common diet-related diseases.
Eating a plant-based diet isn’t only good for your health; it’s also great for the environment. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water depletion and pollution, and is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation industry. Lastly of course, it’s far better for the animals we share our planet with. Humans kill over 60 billion land animals and 2.7 trillion fish every year for food. Not only is this completely unnecessary, but it invariably includes cruel practices like dehorning or castration without anesthetic.
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