The plant-based fast food craze has been sweeping across the country, but there are those that believe the alternative isn't always healthier than meat.
Burger King's popular Impossible Whopper has 30 fewer calories than the regular Whopper, but a gram more of sugar. The same rings true for the Beyond Sausage sandwich from Dunkin.
Those are just a few examples of differences and how you should make sure you're checking the labels and doing your research.
Some people might choose these items as a healthy alternative to traditional fast food. However, meat-free doesn't necessarily mean an option is always better for you. Below is a look at how a few fast food plant-based options stack up to their meaty counterparts:
A regular Whopper at the fast food joint contains 660 calories and 11 grams of sugar. In comparison, anImpossible Whopperhas 30 fewer calories but one more gram of sugar, according to the company's website.
A sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on anEnglish Muffincontains 560 calories and 4 grams of sugar. In this case, opting for a Beyond Sausage sandwich does save on calories, but not on sugar. The meat-free sandwich contains 480 calories and 4 grams of sugar, according to theDunkin' Donuts website.