Avoid Mad Cow Disease With Vegetarian Alternative Suggestions

Avoid Mad Cow Disease With Vegetarian Alternative SuggestionsWhen mad cow disease strikes, it tends to make red meat enthusiasts a little nervous.

Recent advancements in vegetarian cuisine have given rise to a whole new product line, including vegetarian burgers that have the same texture, quality and taste as real beef - minus the pink slime, cholesterol and potential for mad cow disease.

The most recent case of mad cow was discovered in cattle in California. The disease can spread to humans and scientists believe it is caused by farmers who feed pigs, poultry and fish to cattle. These ingredients still make their way into cattle feed - and the other way around. For instance, cow remains are actually fed to chickens. The animals we eat also happen to eat each other, which doesn't happen in nature.

"We know the odds of any of our readers contracting mad cow disease is pretty low," said Ben Danson with AloeVera.com. "But beef really does put your life in jeopardy every day. Whether it's the high cholesterol or the fat and hormone content, eating beef reduces your life expectancy."

AloeVera.com looked at some of the most popular meat substitute products on the market to compile the latest collection of healthy beef alternatives. The list ranges from soy-based proteins to grain and there options.

"We have a feeling there are plenty of people who won't want to go back, once they try some of the delicious alternatives," Danson said. "Being a vegetarian tastes a lot better today than it did ten years ago."

To learn more about healthy beef substitutes, visit http://aloevera.com/blog/.

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