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Dr Greger Reveals Surprising Fact About Beyond Meat & Impossible Burgers!

The Beyond Meat burger is the world’s first
plant-based burger that is said to look, cook, and satisfy like beef. Its main ingredients
are pea protein isolate, canola and coconut oil and one 113-gram Beyond Meat patty has
250 calories, 18 grams of fat, 390 milligrams of sodium and 20 grams of protein. The impossible
burger is another popular new plant based burger created by a company who quote “discovered
what makes meat taste like meat and then figured out how to make meat from plants” One of
the main ways they’ve done this is using heme iron derived from fermentation of genetically
engineered yeast. Its main ingredients are soy protein, potato protein, coconut and sunflower
oil. One 113g patty contains 240 calories 14g of fat 370mg sodium and 19g of protein.
Now whilst these are great transition foods the concern with these burgers are they’re
still an ultra processed food and just because they are plant based does not mean they are
healthy for us. But in Dr Greger November 2019 Q & A he revealed a surprising finding
about these burgers so let’s take a listen. The link to the original video is in the description
below. [Dr Greger] So I’m doing a whole video series about plant based meats like
impossible burger and beyond meat. Most of what they’re made out of now is soy protein
isolate, soy concentrates although beyond meat is a pea protein isolate and the question
is ‘well ok what is the health of protein isolates as apposed to the whole? We know
peas are healthy; split peas are healthy, edible yellow split peas which is what beyond
meat is made out of. Soy beans are healthy which is what impossible burgers are made
largely from, but what about these concentrates? So it turns out if you look at, for example,
the cholesterol lowering literature, all beans and all legumes lower cholesterol and so the
soy bean is actually FDA approved- eat this much soy protein you can actually drive your
cholesterol down but other beans can work similarly even though they just don’t have
the lobby to get such regulation passed. But the question was does this work for protein
isolates as well because there’s a whole bunch of things in a whole bean that could
bring cholesterol down like the phytosterols which are fatty compounds which would actually
be removed if you’re doing something like textured vegetable protein and the answer
is…. they lower cholesterol levels as well. So something like a TVP product or any of
these soy protein isolates actually do lower cholesterol which is the leading risk factor
for our number one killer- heart disease so that was surprising and in fact even the researchers
expressed surprise that one didn’t even need the whole food just that plant protein
itself and whatever comes along with it can indeed lower cholesterol!

Randall Smitham



  1. Riccardo Toko Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Vegan junk food…

  2. Kelly J Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    He wasn't speaking clearly…mumbling motormouth.

  3. Hulagu Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    yay they lower cholesterol

  4. Annie S. Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    You can make your own vegan patties at home with mushrooms, sweet potato and other healthy things.

  5. sooooooooDark Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    r there humans who can digest this stuff tho 🤔
    doubty doubty 😅

  6. Cathy Carpenter Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    0:38 "Heme iron Derived from fermentation of genetically engineered yeast"
    Genetically engineered? Hmmm

  7. Frank Beaulieu Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Why make something that taste like meat ? Because meat (Not the Taste) is in our biological needs !

  8. kindcounselor Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Very surprising! However there's so much saturated fat in those…I am wondering from that point of view whether it's healthy overall.

  9. RAguy Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    What about all the added processed oil? Particularly canola oil? From what I've read, canola oil is absolutely horrible for your body.

  10. Jim Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I wouldn't eat that garbage even if it was healthy. Why not? Because it looks like and reminds me of animal meat.

  11. Jeanne Amato Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I’ll still eat real food thank you very much.

  12. Dylan T Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I like bean burgers.

  13. Jh5578 Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Wouldn't the saturated fat content nullify any cholesterol lowering from these mock meats?

  14. Qihuan Wang Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    They're soooo pricey. I stick with homemade patties.

  15. Jeffrey Carfagna Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    It's definitely not a staple, but I love having options when the mood hits or during holidays! I believe in a whole foods plant based is the best…but once it while… Heck yes!

  16. Riccardo Toko Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Producers, hardcore capitalists, are out to make money, so they get adapted to the leading trend.. Vegetarianism is the leading trend, so they produce what people will buy! It may seem healthy but it’s still processed junk, avoid

  17. A. S. VanHoose Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Don't eat these burgers. Eat sweet potatoes and rice.

  18. J L Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    It doesn’t feel good when I eat Beyond Burgers. They are difficult to digest. I prefer black-bean burgers.

  19. Galen Currah Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I find Doctor Gregor's speech nearly impossible to understand.

  20. Frank Black Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Lowers cholesterol and nothing had to be tortured and slaughtered to make it? Why that's just down-right un-'MuriKan.
    Plus, if you have to be told not to eat these things every day, you're already a lost cause. Go back to your "All french fry vegan diet". ("snicker….snicker….") 👽🖖"Na-nu"

  21. French blue8 Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    When the Beyond Burger first hit our local supermarket we had to wait a couple of days because they were flying out the door. We enjoyed them at first and determined as a family to have them Maybe once a month. Well although they are tasty, I think the bloom is now off the rose after about eight months and we've decided just to have Beyond Burgers on the 4th of July at our annual picnic.

    Our not-so-friendly meat trolls/ or the even more virulent anti vegans would likely accuse me of still being desirous of the taste of meat, the taste of animal flesh, when the reality is twofold. First, I never in my life was served as a child or made myself as an older person( by older I mean when I was old enough to make myself something on the stove) any animal flesh that didn't have a boatload of spices, herbs, sauces and or marinades that were all made from plants and that's where the actual flavor came from. All of it. So craving flesh? Hardly, I'm not a member of the carnivore species nor am I a cannibal.

    And as for wanting to eat a Beyond Burger once a year at our fourth of July picnic having to do with really missing those animal products and trying to revisit the good old days of eating animals, the only good old days I am actually revisiting are happy childhood memories, memories of festive occasions at the beach or the backyard, and beautiful summer days and evenings. That's what I enjoyed, that's what I remember and that's what I want to maintain for my children. The food, however flavorful, was incidental back then. Now since being vegan, the food is even more flavorful, the cheeseburgers aren't going to be weapons of mass destruction among the guests at the picnic, nor will they harm the environment. The food will be mindful and intentional. But it will still only be a backdrop to the festivities themselves and the people sharing them.

    Anti vegans try to conveniently ignore the fact that the vast majority of us did not stop eating meat and other animal products because we didn't like the way they tasted. We stopped eating them because we learned that they are victims of a cruel and useless industry that cares only for its own financial profit, committing atrocities against these innocent beings that they have massively overbred, which surpasses in horrific cruelty, both legal, medieval punishments, of people deemed criminals, as well as the death camps of World War II. That's why we are still vegan today, and anyone else who did not hold, profoundly, this ethical position, may have consumed some version of a plant-based diet for some personal reason or other~ but not a one of them was ever vegan.

  22. Don Diego Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Still fucking trash.

  23. Sexy Chickpea Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    I think in my WFPB lifestyle, a few times a year is fine. Yes, it’s junk food, but no one is eating a burger for health anyway

  24. Daniela T Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    people don’t eat this thing! i work at a grocery store and do you know when it expires?? a whole year from the date it is made! how can that be good for you? even the frozen vegan products don’t take that long to expire! plus it looks just utterly gross 🤭 i bet much like the mcdonald’s stuff this “burger” is another thing that bugs won’t touch, just sayin, take care of what you put in your body 🤷‍♀️

  25. Margaret corien Edwards Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    These burgers are TOTAL rubbish and full of bad things! Canola oil is very bad for your health! I wouldn't buy or eat this crap! I wouldn't feed it to my dogs!

  26. Gelbsucht Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    A friend and i go out for a pub lunch once a month. We have vegan ‘chicken nuggets’ and chips fried in oil. God knows what’s in that stuff, it’s probably diesel oil for all i know but the point for us is to have a catch up while staying vegan. Not hurting animals takes precedence over any potential damage to ourselves. Unfortunately the catering industry is slow to catch on. There are some plant-based SOS free cafes and restaurants in the big cities but very few and none in the sticks. I think these products can be useful if you don’t eat them on a regular basis.

  27. Sean warden Posted on March 6, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Keep them coming and i will keep sharing

  28. Fernando Fidalgo Posted on March 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Notice the bearded Dr Greger has exact same facial expression and pose as the next screen clean shaven Dr Greger? Was that beard photoshopped in? lol

  29. i pencil Posted on March 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    the beyond brats are pretty good w some kraut n mustard.

  30. NORMLfan13 Posted on March 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Sorry I’ve been vegan for over 4 yrs now and these meaty burgers will never be a transitional food, I will love them forever, the greasier and vegan cheesier then better! Real meat always grossed me out especially when I bit into something unexpected, which I should have actually expected b/c of how often it happened. No pieces of cartilage or bone for me, just the meaty flavor without harming animals. Thanks

  31. Marcelo Carvalho Posted on March 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    why would any vegan want to eat something that looks, feels and tastes like meat is way beyond me

  32. Copisetic 1 Posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    And 45 grams of estrogen, eat these up guys and grow great boobs

  33. MegaVegan Posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Does the plant protein isolate lower cholesterol even when combined with all that coconut oil?

  34. Sand Fox Posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Genetically fermented yeast! YUM! they you forgot the mention the glyphosate has been found in the impossible Burger. 2 strikes.

  35. mike stang Posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    You have be out of your mind to eat this garbage

  36. Eelke Aptroot Posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Yes, but like you said those burgers also contain coconut oil, which is saturated fat which generally raises cholesterol.

  37. Ron Good Posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    And yet your own video, you have Dr. McDougall and the negative effects of isolates!

  38. Laurie Paris Posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Frankly I wouldn't eat an Impossible Burger,as I enjoy whole foods way too much and this just doesn't sound healthy! Save perhaps to have a bite, just to see what all the fuss was about? That said, I'm glad this alternative exists for those who feel differently. Thx for the video, PBL! 🌱

  39. Julot Posted on March 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    A vegan burger probably lowers cholesterol lvl because you didnt eat a meat and cheese burger…

  40. Neema Paxima Posted on March 6, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Dr Gregor needs to slow down a bit

  41. Vegan Linked Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Great video! It's worth mentioning that while they may lower cholesterol, hypertension is greater risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol according to World Health Organization, 2017. These alternative burgers contain about 25% sodium of RDA for male 31-50 (me) or a woman the same age. A serving of french fries might put you at half the RDA. RDA is lower for children though, so they need to be even more careful. As long as people are not eating these often, eating out a lot, and not eating a lot of other processed foods they should be fine… 🙂 Esp. if 99.9 percent of the time they're eating plant based whole foods! 🙂

  42. vegan til I die Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    I still won't eat those foods. Prefer real food.

  43. Popeye Gordon Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Even the most extremely science illiterate activists endorse the new meats:
    Impossible Burger, Beyond Burger earn endorsement from anti-GMO Center for Biological Diversity "The Center for Biological Diversity supports Beyond and Impossible burgers and other food innovations urgently needed to accelerate the shift toward plant-forward diets, which will reduce the environmental devastation caused by meat and dairy production. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are doing us all an important service by pushing meat alternatives into mainstream culture at a level we haven’t seen before [said Kierán Suckling, the Center’s executive director]. By speeding up the transition we desperately need to make toward plant-based eating, they’re helping to save people, wildlife and our endangered planet. Our work to reduce the harms caused by pesticides, genetically engineered crops and monocultures is advanced by plant-based meats, which use dramatically fewer resources. It takes between 40-58 pounds of feed, often comprised of monoculture crops like GE corn and soy, to create just one pound of beef, while plant-based meat like the Impossible Burger uses no more than 8 ounces of soy per pound.

    Thus even when plant-based meats use GE crops, they still reduce the overall demand for GE soy and other monoculture feed crops."

  44. Popeye Gordon Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Greger is a bit of a hack. It's not what he reads in the videos, but how he cherry picks all the studies to back his personal hunches. That is not science.

  45. Lance Miller Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    the audio for Doctor Gregor's speech was barely understandable.

  46. Terry McCarthy Posted on March 7, 2020 at 12:05 am


  47. Luke Weaver Posted on March 7, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Ultra processed chemical patties, loaded w/ GMO's & Glyphosates.
    No thanks! I'll make my own healthy version.
    Beats eating sick cow carcasses though. 🤤
    Esselstyns have a great and easy veg-burger recipe on their channel.

  48. Scott V Grube Posted on March 7, 2020 at 1:28 am

    OK Greger, you have redeemed yourself, for now. 🙂

  49. mike donnarumma Posted on March 7, 2020 at 2:06 am

    vegan junk food

  50. Falcon one Posted on March 7, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Being a vegan is a lifestyle,these kinds of meat substitutes are nothing but a crutch for an ongoing meat addiction.

  51. Colton Breving Posted on March 7, 2020 at 5:15 am

    It sounds like his audio is cut and sped up

  52. The Artificial Society Posted on March 7, 2020 at 5:56 am

    But raises IGF-1, so avoid. Unless your an elite athlete where your livelihood depends on performance or a weak old person, then do not try to elevate your protein.

  53. Mike Skylark Posted on March 7, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I've got nothing to say

  54. Jason T Posted on March 7, 2020 at 8:48 am

    I prefer the Beyond Meat product over Impossible. Neither taste like or satisfy like beef tho lol.

  55. klang180 Posted on March 7, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I wouldn't care if they were bad for your health as they're still better for the animals, environment and zoonotic disease prevention.

  56. Y Posted on March 7, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    What!? I’m confused by this! This stuff has so much saturated fat! Yeah I’m shocked and confused with this one. Must explain more… thanks✌🏼🌱

  57. Aut Qast Posted on March 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    My concern is also …
    At what point it becomes "people" !??
    Also – men + soy = agenda

  58. michael onello Posted on March 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    WTF,,, slow down Doc, can't understand a word your saying…..
    Whole plant based vegan foods on Instagram == mikewakethefoodup

  59. Steve T Posted on March 7, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    What about the high level of saturated fat; probably from the coconut oil?

  60. Simon-nak Posted on March 7, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Her voice is sexy

  61. Nayarb Zaid Posted on March 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    What about the oil? Doesn't the coconut oil affect cholesterol?

  62. John Stump Posted on March 7, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I tried the impossible burger at burger k and it was one step above horrible. My wife make a beet,bean,oatmeal burger that’s 100% better. I’ve tried the beyond burger and it was better. I’ll stick with my wife’s burgers. No salt and no oils.

  63. deanna b Posted on March 7, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    They taste ĺike shit! And are very unhealthy!

  64. Chris C Posted on March 7, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Everyone's always looking for ways to continue their damaging habits.

  65. Popeye Gordon Posted on March 7, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    I have struck a gold mine of pesudoscience idiocracy here. Your mental illness is diagnosed as orthorexia nervosa:

  66. Layla Layla Posted on March 7, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    That's nice but ultra processed foods are not food. If I can't tell what plants are in it I'm not eating it. I hope and I think beyond meat will fail.

  67. Layla Layla Posted on March 7, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    That's nice but ultra processed foods are not food. If I can't tell what plants are in it I'm not eating it. I hope and I think beyond meat will fail.

  68. Steve Daly Posted on March 8, 2020 at 12:13 am

    They may help lower cholesterol, but according to Dr. McDougall, ISOLATED soy protein raises cancer promoting IGF-1 levels more than animal protein. This is not the case with healthy whole soy beans, tempeh, etc. In addition, all of, that concentrated plant fat, minus the vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, flavonoids and phyto-nutrients of WHOLE plant foods is not healthy, either. Remember, eat a WHOLE foods plant-based diet and skip the fad foods.

  69. dav god Posted on March 8, 2020 at 1:21 am

    this sounds like hes saying theyre healthy. is this misleading? he needs clarify.

  70. Oliver Benjamin Posted on March 8, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Junk food ! But to each his own

  71. Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov Posted on March 8, 2020 at 1:32 am

    Great video! Thanks!

  72. ido shapira Posted on March 8, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Utter nonsense. Real meat is real good

  73. PTX - Functional Training Posted on March 8, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Maybe the pea protein isolate , but what about all the shitty canola and coconut oil, I’m sure that’s not lowering your cholesterol!

  74. chris monk Posted on March 8, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Would this be the case even with the buns, Cheese and among other things on the burger?

  75. yan chang Posted on March 8, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Unhealthy oil.

  76. brian woodward Posted on March 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Bart Kay has debunked all of vegan diets and Dr. Greger. Many other doctors have also debunked them such as Dr Darren Schmidt, Dr. Ken Berry, Dr Ekberg, Dr. Berg and many others. This video has no science whatsoever.

  77. S3th02 Posted on March 8, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    What study is he getting this info from or is this an assumption based on eating plant fiber? There is no study on the consumption of gmo ultra processed plant meat that I know of. Wonder what industry he’s working for

  78. NYC Entrepreneur Posted on March 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Uhm…so is that a yes or a no??

  79. NYC Entrepreneur Posted on March 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Bottom line: just like you shouldn’t eat crap vegan (Oreo cookies, Doritos, etc), you also shouldn’t be eating impossible burgers on the regular. That being said, most people who are eating a plant based burger are vegan (duh!) and hence have healthier diets than non vegans.

  80. alex3261 Posted on March 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    The plant based burgers are as junk as the real burgers.

  81. heymisterderp Posted on March 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I have to throw the alarm bells on Impossible Burgers. It's very reckless to say that "soy is healthy". This product is GMO, and everyone runs straight to Glyphosate when they think GMO, and yet Roundup is over 100x more toxic than Glyphosate. It is hardcore poison designed to KILL and leave the GMO Frankenstein crops alone. I'm not GMO. You're not GMO. It doesn't leave us alone. We're eating this crap. Common sense, people. Be vigilant.

  82. Bruce Lee Posted on March 10, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Can not hear what Dr. Gregor said, to much ego and talk to fast.

  83. Scott Posted on March 11, 2020 at 12:42 am

    I tried the Beyond burgers and they tasted pretty good but for some reason they did not agree with me. I would say give him a try and find out for yourself.

  84. Sherry Livering Posted on March 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    What I hear is that he is targeting Isolates (pea/soy) and do they lower cholesterol as well as the whole legume. And the answer was YES. However, I don't feel he was changing his thoughts on these burgers. Are they good for you? Compared to what? Compared to a hamburger…yes. But it stops there. Make your own veggie or bean burgers. It's really quite simple, folks.