Many vegan cheeses have ‘little nutritional value’ by containing lots more saturated fat while missing out the health benefits in the real thing, an expert has warned.
Ditching dairy is often cited as one of the most difficult parts of following a plant-based diets — with vegans having to source alternative cheese, chocolate and milk.
But while those who are meat-free may cite the health benefits of their diet, one nutritionist has cautioned that opting for vegan cheese could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes and poor bone health.
The products, which are available supermarkets and can cost more than twice as much as traditional versions, are often packed with ‘bad cholesterol’ while containing ‘little to no protein’ and vitamins.
Richard Hoffman, an associate lecturer in…
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