Vegan Options at Fast-Food Restaurants Still Aren’t Healthy. Here’s Why
06-07-2019 04:30 am
KFC — the fast-food chain known for its fried chicken offerings — is rolling out a sandwich that contains no meat whatsoever.
The new meatless sandwich, dubbed the is available at select restaurants in the United Kingdom for the next four weeks.
It’s part of a larger trend of fast-food restaurants and meat producers diversifying their offerings in an effort to attract people looking to wean themselves off meat.
While these products are indeed vegan-friendly, experts interviewed by Healthline say they’re still too highly processed to truly be considered a healthy alternative to meat.
“I think plant-based ‘meats’ are a step in the right direction, but they really are too high fat and processed to be healthful on a regular basis,” said vention and wellness at National Jewish Health.
“I want to be positive about it, but I also don’t want people eating KFC burgers for the rest of their lives,” he added.