The Sodium Bomb That Fell on My Head

Yes, I’m one of those vegetarians who likes fake meat products. So what. I’ve been veg for over 25 years and I have a right to enjoy these meat substitutes. I always thought they were da bomb. Until the day the fake meat sodium bomb fell on my head and imploded my world.

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Fake Meat Sodium Gets My Blood Boiling

When Morningstar products were launched I was thrilled. Since then we’ve seen dozens of others make it onto grocery store shelves from L.A. to Memphis and beyond. I used to rejoice when I spotted veggie products in backwoods towns. Now, this makes me want to scream:

Meat substitutes are killing us with sodium!


  • Morningstar Veggie Burger patties have 350 mg sodium.
  • Beyond Beef Grilled Chicken Strips have 340 mg in SIX strips!
  • Tofurkey Kielbasa are loaded with a whopping 660 mg of sodium in ONE sausage!

The high sodium count is something that never entered my mind. Until two weeks ago when a physician diagnosed me with high blood pressure.

Follow along with my high blood pressure vegetarian journey. . .

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