The Kansas City Veggie Burger Guide
June 5th is National Veggie Burger Day! Unlike the classic American beef burger, veggie burgers have zero cholesterol and trans fats while they are low in saturated fat. This means that your arteries are not exposed to these dangerous lipids after you eat a veggie burger. You see, Heart Disease is America’s number one killer, and cholesterol, trans fat, and saturated fat are to blame.
Have you ever heard of someone having a heart attack after eating a fatty meal? The spike in saturated fat in the blood actually causes blood vessels to clamp down (vasoconstrict) which raises blood pressure, all while blood is more viscous than before the meal, increasing the likelihood of a clot. Try a veggie burger instead, you will be pleasantly surprised!
Veggie burgers are typically made with a combination of beans or lentils, rice or quinoa, potato, and vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, greens, and nuts or seeds, many are gluten free. These foods all contain protein in varied ratios, but best of all, they contain fiber. Fiber is THE nutrient that 97% of Americans are deficient in. This deficiency places Americans at a higher risk for Colorectal Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity among other diseases.
Veggie burgers are steadily gaining popularity as people realize that they are healthier for us and the planet. It takes approximately 12,000 gallons of water, enough for a family of four for a year, to produce 10 pounds of beef. Not to mention all the land and carbon necessary to raise and transport these animals to slaughter, then refrigeration to keep meat from spoiling until it is finally consumed.
What about feeding the world? We need protein sources like beef, pork, and chicken to feed our ever-growing populations, right? In reality, it takes much more land and resources to raise animal foods than it does to produce plant-based foods. The more people understand this, the healthier we will be as a society and planet.
Why not try a veggie burger? You have nothing to lose, and you might just gain an appreciation for healthier food which has the power to prevent, treat, and reverse disease and extend your healthspan.
Check out this comprehensive, list of restaurants (with link to their website) that serve veggie burgers in the Kansas City Area:
The Fix V
V = Vegan: Burger has zero animal products as listed (healthiest).