Think a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier? Think again! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is joined in the “Foodiness Fallout Shelter” by in-house nutritionist, Kristin Wartman. Find out why products like Vega-Links and Tofurky are worse for your health than their original counterparts. Do you know how they make Quorn? Trust me, you don’t want to know! If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, it’s very difficult to stay healthy. Learn why fats and fatty acids are important to brain development in children and overall health. If you’re going to go vegan, do it for the right reasons! Tune into this episode to learn more about animal-free diets on this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real. Thanks to our sponsor, Rolling Press. Today’s music has been provided by Obey City.

“A lot of health food store brands are owned by a lot of larger conglomerates like Kraft or General Mills.” [10:30]

“Quorn is a mold that is a grown in a big vat that has additives like egg whites and MSG, and they mold it into chicken nugget-like patties.” [14:30]

Kristin Wartman on Let’s Get Real