It taste fine, i’m used to crap that’s worst, but it’s kinda silly to think people need fake meat to be a vegetarian. We’re not obligate carnivores.
Still you got to work pretty hard to stay healthy without meat these days, the benefits of meat cannot easily be approximated.
When someone makes meat substitute that actually feels like meat I’m going to have a hard time believing it.
America obesity has some exceptional factors. I think refined sugar, too much highly processed food, alcohol and prescription drugs are the biggest culprits. It’s mostly about the logistics of feeding people, and treating their diseases.
Sugar is the cheapest energy source, so isolated sugar is added to everything. A problem with soda is that it was designed as an energy drink, and slowly became a replacement for water. The speed in which a foods sugar enters the body is known as a glycemic index, the index for soda is extremely high.
Highly processed foods strip out the micronutrients our bodies need to effectively process, store and release energy. You need to eat some foods that haven’t been heat treated in your diet.
The thing about prescription drugs, is that almost anything you do to the body can result in depression and loss of energy. Then there is mood drugs in particular, like monoamide oxidize inhibitors that disrupt your bodies ability to maintain blood sugar, this is why psych meds are known to make people fat. You mess with any energy system in the body, and it can lead to reduced brain function and reduced physical activity.
Alcohol triggers the release of insulin. People also consume a lot of extra carbs on top of the alcohol in various drinks.
My one actual political take: Capitalism intentionally feeds people the wrong food and administers ineffective treatment for profit