Fast-food burgers are a controversial choice for vegetians, with a new study claiming they are one of the least nutritious options available to them.
Fast-food outlets, including McDonalds and Burger King, offer a wide range of meat products, from chicken burgers to steak frites.
The study, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences, looked at the nutrition profiles of beef burgers, lamb burgers and patties and found that most contain more than 10 grams of saturated fat per serving, with only the burgers that had been cooked to high temperatures (above 120 degrees Celsius) offering higher levels of cholesterol.
This suggests that high-calorie, high-saturated-fat burgers are unlikely to offer a complete vegetarian diet, with the majority of the recommended servings being of white meat.
“We found that beef burgers have the lowest saturated fat content per serving and also have the highest level of dietary cholesterol,” the researchers said.
“While the results of this study show that beef is a good choice for people who are vegetarian, we believe that the recommended amount of dietary fats and carbohydrates should be adjusted according to the individual.”
However, the study also found that vegans are unlikely for the same reasons, with those who were lacto-ovo vegetarians or vegan eating around 25 grams of carbohydrates per day.
This is because the researchers found that lacto vegans had higher intakes of saturated fats and cholesterol, and that vegans were more likely to consume more calories than omnivores.
This means that veggie burgers have higher saturated fat, and have higher levels, but less protein, than meat burgers, which are usually made from lean, high protein, low fat beef.
While the research shows that the average vegetarian should aim for between 2.2 and 4.8 grams of carbs per day, the average omnivore will eat more than 2.3 grams.
The researchers said that this is because most vegans tend to be in a higher calorie diet, and tend to consume less fat, which makes it more difficult for vegans to consume enough protein.
The research also found people who were obese or had metabolic syndrome were more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with obese people having a higher risk of having type 2.
In addition, vegetarians have higher rates of heart disease and diabetes, which means they may be more at higher risk for developing diabetes.
Professor Tim Gower, one of three study authors from the University of Birmingham, said the findings showed that vegas could be healthier for vegies than for meat-eaters.
“This study suggests that vegetarian diets can be more sustainable, because of the higher levels and protein content of veg and meat, which is not the case for vegs and meats.”
However, there is also a risk that people will not eat veg because they would not feel full or feel satisfied eating meat.
This can lead to health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
“The researchers stressed that the findings did not prove that veges should stop eating meat, or that vege meat should be avoided altogether.”
The findings in this study do not suggest that vegetarians should stop consuming meat.
We found that vegetics have higher intakes and protein levels of saturated and trans fats, as well as higher levels in cholesterol,” Professor Gower said.
The authors said that the study did not provide the definitive answer as to why vegans consume more saturated fats, but added that there were some possible reasons.”
A more important question to answer is whether there are other nutrients or health benefits to be gained from a vegan diet,” Professor Tim Gowers said.