Go Veggie! “Mozzarella” shreds are found in the produce section near vegetarian meat substitutes and tofu. This product might look healthy, but a closer look at the ingredients list reveals just how unhealthy it is!
This faux-cheese actually contains casein, an animal protein derived from milk. If you have seen the “Forks Over Knives” documentary or have read “The China Study” then you know that casein is the particular protein found in animal meat and milk that encourages cancer growth. So what’s the “veggie” in “Go Veggie?” It’s “soy base” made with soy protein isolate.
Isolates are distillations of a single nutrient from food. Soy protein isolate is derived from soy beans. Seems good, right? But when you isolate a single nutrient from food you discard all of the other nutrients and fiber from the food. Our bodies are perfectly capable of selecting the nutrients they need from the food we eat, without our help. We don’t need to isolate nutrients and selectively feed them to our bodies.
The next three ingredients in the mozzarella shreds are:
Modified food starch (sugar)
Whole foods, plant-based eaters beware! This cheese substitute is made from an isolated nutrient, milk, oil, sugar, and salt, in that order. Go Veggie! is definitely not plant-strong!
I don’t usually like vegetarian or vegan food substitutes, unless I make them myself at home. For example I make veggie burgers for lunches during the week, but I don’t buy fake ground beef. I prefer to use any old vegetable, bean, or grain, season it up, form into patties and bake. It’s cheaper and tastes better!