"Some veggie burgers are very, very heathy, but many are not," Salge Blake says. "Oftentimes they're held together by lots of cheese, making them much higher in saturated fat than you'd think." They also can be laden with unhealthy oils, made mostly of soy, and have few if any other real vegetables – especially the patties served at restaurants. When dining out, ask your server what's in the veggie burger and how it is prepared before ordering one. At the grocery store, read the ingredients panel on frozen patty packages. Salge Blake says to look for vegetables, beans, or whole grains high up on the list and make sure the burger is low in saturated fat.
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