There was a time when the veggie burger was considered to be an option that was reserved for vegetarians or individuals who were on a weight loss plan. Today, however, the veggie burger is a popular choice for anyone who wants to make healthier choices in their daily lives. Here are some reasons why you should make the switch.
1. Low-Fat and Low-Calorie
If you're trying to lose some weight but you don't want to drastically change your diet, a veggie burger makes an ideal addition to your daily menu. Veggie burger patties are low in saturated fat, making them a great food.
2. No Preservatives
Preservatives are additives that you will commonly find in processed foods. Preservatives are added in order to extend their shelf life. This may be a benefit for the food manufacturers, but there is a big health-related drawback for you. Preservatives such as those in meat burgers contain sodium nitrites, which can lead to life-threatening diseases such as brain cancer or leukemia.
3. Rich In Fiber
Veggie burgers not only help you maintain weight and avoid bacterial infection, but can also help you prevent serious diseases such as colon cancer. This is because a veggie burger contains a high amount of fiber. This fiber is not only good for the colon but also beneficial to your heart. Red meat such as beef may be linked to colon cancer.
4. Help Prevent Disease
Some veggie burgers can benefit your health by helping you prevent disease. For instance, soy (which is usually an ingredient in veggie burgers) is known to contain phytochemicals that help lower your body's LDL cholesterol, also known as the "bad" cholesterol. This cholesterol can clog arteries and block blood flow, causing heart disease or a heart attack. The soy in veggie burgers can also help you avoid osteoporosis and other bone diseases, by helping your bones retain calcium.
All good reasons to give ChocolaTree's Veggie Burger a try or make at home.
6 cups carrot pulp
1 ½ cups ground chia seeds
¾ cup fresh finely chopped basil
¾ cup fresh finely chopped parsley
1 Tbsp fresh finely chopped oregano
1 cup red onion
4 cups green or yellow zucchini peeled and shredded
2 Tbsp garlic cloves
2 Tbsp peeled and finely chopped ginger
¼ cup tomato concentrate
1 cups soaked sunflower seeds
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ Tbsp sea salt
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Puree all ingredients except chia seeds in food processor until well pureed. Then Mix with the chia powder into the pureed ingredients with your hands. Form the mixture into patties. Place patties directly onto the mesh screen in the dehydrator. Let them dehydrate at 110° for 12 hours
Once done, enjoy with your favorite condiments and buns.