For years vegan have been trying to find a viable mainstream meat substitute. It looked like they had a breakthrough when Burger King introduced the “Impossible Burger,” but a doctor broke down the nutritional value of the burger and the data was surprising.
According to the National File, Dr. James Stangle discovered that the “burger” contains an insane amount of estrogen. The Impossible burger contains 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen, which is 18 million times the estrogen of regular meat.
With levels of estrogen that high it would only take eating four patties a day for a male to develop breasts. He compared the “burger” to soy milk another food high in estrogen.
Just six glasses of soy milk per day has enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male. That’s the equivalent of eating four impossible whoppers per day. You would have to eat 880 pounds of beef from an implanted steer to equal the amount of estrogen in one birth control pill.Dr. James Stangle
Besides that disturbing piece of information, Dr. Stangle also explained why even though the amount of protein is close to the same it is not even close to equal. The protein in the “impossible burger” is what scientists call “rate limited.”
The impossible whopper has 25 grams of protein. The whopper has 28 grams. Seems pretty equal, only 11% less protein in the impossible whopper. However, not all proteins are created equal. There are 20 amino acids. Nine of which are essential, meaning your body cannot make them so they are required in the diet. Each of those essential amino acids must meet a certain level to make a complete protein profile. If any essential amino acid does not hit the required amount, it is said to be rate limiting. As an analogy, picture nine chains connected in a line. All of the chains need to lift 100 pounds to carry the load. If one chain can only support 50 pounds, it doesn’t matter how much the others can support. The 50 pound chain is the rate limiting chain.Dr. James Stangle
With all that being said I think I will stick to just eating regular meat.