This Brand Is Releasing Two New Healthy Burgers With up to 55% Less Fat
There are some pretty unhealthy burgers at your favorite restaurants, which often pack an excessive amount of extras and toppings into an already calorie-packed meal. And calories aren't the only problem: Unless you read the nutrition facts, you may not realize exactly how much fat, sodium, and sugar can creep into this popular comfort food. Thankfully, one company is combating the unhealthy stigma surrounding burgers by launching two new patties with up to 55% less fat.
Beyond Meat, famous for its plant-based burger which launched in 2016, is releasing the new patties early next year across the U.S. The brand calls the first product its "juiciest" and "meatiest" patty ever created. It has 35% less saturated fat than 80/20 lean meat to fat ground beef. Beyond Meat considers the second patty its most nutritious burger alternative. It has 55% less saturated fat than 80/20 beef, as well as B vitamins and minerals.
"Our commitment is to provide consumers with absolutely delicious plant-based meats that are better for people and the planet, no sacrifice required," Ethan Brown, the CEO and founder of the company, says. "Just as you can find different varieties of ground beef, consumers will now have more choice to satisfy their individual nutritional needs and preferences."
More information about the two new patties, including their names and release dates, remains unknown. But if they're anything like their Beyond Sausage, Beyond Meatball, and other Beyond product counterparts, then they're definitely a healthier option in comparison to beef.
The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting red meat intake to approximately one serving per week. Eating too much beef may increase your risk of cancer, high cholesterol, and other health issues.
Several of your favorite fast-food chains have developed plant-based versions of their iconic menu items. Burger King's Impossible Whopper, Dunkin's Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, and Starbucks Impossible breakfast sandwich are some of the meatless options currently on the market. McDonald's recently joined the meatless burger wars, too.