I grew up on fake meats. My parents were pretty strict vegetarians so that’s how we were raised.
Have you actually read the ingredients list on some of those meat substitutes? Uughh!!! Do you realize what Quorn is actually made out of? (Last I looked into it, I think the parent company was Astra Zenica, which is fitting when you find out how it’s actually made.)
I’m not entirely comfortable with tofu and a lot of soy products. There are still some questions about hormones, estrogens, those kinds of things that kinda worry me about overall health. And though I will eat some of those things on occasion, I’m not convinced they’re quite as healthy as a long term major food group in my diet. You may disagree, and that’s fine. We’re all entitled to our opinions.
I have seen a few products out there that weren’t as bad, Beyond Meat may have been one of the brands. Kudos to them if they’re the ones I’m thinking of that have just a few ingredients and pretty decent ones.