The Worst Protein in the World

Find out about the worst protein in the world. You won’t want to eat this!


0:00 Introduction: The worst protein in the world
0:56 What is textured vegetable protein?
1:52 How is textured vegetable protein made?
4:26 Protein poisoning

In this video, we’re going to talk about one of the worst protein sources in the world. After having a horrible reaction to some “chicken wings” that I ate, I called to find out what was in them. It turns out they were plant-based chicken wings made with textured vegetable protein.

Textured vegetable protein, or textured soy protein, is the worst protein in the world. Soy or cottonseed is used as the “vegetable” to make this protein.

Textured vegetable protein was invented in 1960 as a way to use the waste produced from seed oils. It has been used in veggie burgers, fake meat products, cereals, and many other food products.

Textured vegetable protein is an ultra-processed ingredient. To make it, oil, nutrients, and fiber are removed from the soybean using heat and chemicals like hexane. There are no long-term safety studies or upper limit on hexane established by the FDA. Chronic hexane toxicity is a condition caused by inhaling hexane, so what happens when you ingest it?

Over 95% of textured vegetable protein is GMO, and when consumed, it robs nutrients from your liver. It’s very similar to soy protein isolates.

Any time you consume pure protein without fat, you are creating stress in your body, especially if the protein doesn't contain key nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D, and K.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains why textured vegetable protein is the worst protein in the world. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @pjprevite3021 on April 26, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    Good morning Dr berg, any chance you could do a video on what you take everyday? Thanks either way! Enjoy the day

    • @AndrewZebrunIII on April 26, 2024 at 1:08 pm

      I take 100 or more supplements daily. Mostly in the form of dried plants. Or Earth minerals like fulvic acid, the Biblical ones too like frankincense and myhr.

  2. @prozac5314 on April 26, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    I remember not knowing about different protein quality, I munched on these soyprotein proteinbars thinking its good, well, I had no idea they were the cause of my extreme tiredness, bloating and heavy acne 😂😂😂😂

    • @drumreaver on April 26, 2024 at 12:44 pm

      Oh, the gas that stuff causes me is a public hazard. I avoid them like the plague now!

    • @frankwoodward1231 on April 26, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      Same with the protein shakes, ensure type drinks.

    • @Sam-dq7ws on April 26, 2024 at 7:04 pm

      It’s amazing how ignorant most are for fueling this machine. So simple but yet most can’t grasp it.

  3. @4everhdt on April 26, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    I can’t believe you ate something without knowing all the ingredients.

    • @KDStyle1 on April 26, 2024 at 12:21 pm

      He wasn’t always a doctor…he learned, that’s why he teaching…wow

    • @luminous6969 on April 26, 2024 at 12:26 pm

      Yeah haha, god status revoked 😅

    • @curiouscat3384 on April 26, 2024 at 12:33 pm

      He doesn’t say when this happened but I assume nowadays he would just not consider anything breaded and fried like those wings anyway, lol

    • @eitan1166 on April 26, 2024 at 12:39 pm

      @@KDStyle1he’s not a doctor 😂 he’s a chiropractor

    • @blobmonster9494 on April 26, 2024 at 12:53 pm

      ​@@eitan1166 a chiropractor is a doctor. Doctor is a degree, not an occupation. A medical doctor is someone with a doctorate in medicine.

  4. @UhearGA on April 26, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I have been a vegetarian/part-time vegan for over 50 years. I am a healthy 65-year-old on zero pharmaceuticals. Fake meats were never an option. Your report is extra validation.
    Thank you for educating the public.

    • @J.o.e_K on April 26, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      Appreciate the comment and I’m no vegetarian but plants are important to me. Nitric oxide and carbon👍🏼

    • @iloveschicken6527 on April 26, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      Each to their own but I have been in the best health at 56 by eating good clean farm raised beef. I also support farmers markets for the veggies I don’t grow on my own. 😎

    • @shawnlewis1918 on April 26, 2024 at 1:24 pm

      Just imagine….you could be even healthier if you implemented animal based products into your diet. Research has proven that our digestive system absorbs protein and nutrients from plant based products at only a fraction of the rate it does with animal based products…don’t shoot the messenger, you can’t argue with science! But at least vegetarian/vegan diets are healthier than ultra processed food diets and though it’s possible to be in descent health on plant based products, over time, the only thing saving you since you are vegetarian are eggs, they are a fantastic multi vitamin but optimal health can only be achieved through clean animal based products including both meat and healthy fats and of course pasture raised eggs!

    • @Sok10253 on April 26, 2024 at 1:49 pm

      Love it I’m pre-diabetic and I really need to change my diet but I really don’t know what to eat could you please let me know what you eat thanks 😊

    • @anankedos on April 26, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      @@Sok10253please take a look at low carb diets and diabetes prevention/reversal

  5. @sparkle3000 on April 26, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I am so not rocking with fake meat at all!

    I wish they would call ish what it is.
    If it taste like chicken, I’m going to eat chicken.
    This is why I cook my own food.
    I even ground up my own pepper now after what I found out what some companies mix in with pepper corn.

    Thank you for sharing Dr. Eric. So happy you are okay. Smh

    • @williamjones9662 on April 26, 2024 at 12:27 pm

      saw dust and seaweed are the only foods my doctor said I could eat(sarc).

    • @bobs5596 on April 26, 2024 at 12:39 pm

      there’s a chicken shortage right now. chipotle employees have been banned from eating it as their shift meal…

  6. @Technoanima on April 26, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    This explains why body builders on soy protein always complain about being tired but not body builders on beef diet.

    • @DanielLLevy on April 26, 2024 at 2:47 pm

      Rich ones have more pep!

    • @suzannen.6403 on April 26, 2024 at 4:46 pm

      I’ve never heard them complain.

  7. @janislevy1ify on April 26, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg! I don’t shop at Whole Foods anymore. When I did, I didn’t eat food like that. Textured vegetable protein, soy isolate protein – yuk! Always read ingredients! And it’s best to eat food you’ve prepared at home.

    • @suzannen.6403 on April 26, 2024 at 4:45 pm

      No one cares if you shop at Whole Foods. It’s a good place. He’s not knocking it. 😂😂

  8. @lindaa5344 on April 26, 2024 at 12:17 pm

    Your Research is so appreciated. Thank you Dr. Berg. 🩷

  9. @causeitsthere on April 26, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    I always wonder why the fda just allows the public to eat this.

    • @gabbyahmed5766 on April 26, 2024 at 12:33 pm

      They part of Big Pharma, the more sick people they can create the more money they make when people buy more drugs and go to hospital, they all shareholders in the capitalist system of the rich and wealthy. Only Dr Berg prescribe the truth.

    • @mj625 on April 26, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      The FDA is not in the business of consumer protection. They are more concerned with protecting the businesses that fund them. Yes, you heard that right. A large portion of the FDA funds come from big business, not taxpayers

    • @themasterofanalyticsandwie1342 on April 26, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      Either Incompetence or the plan to make people dependent on government services

    • @OutWestRedDirt on April 26, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      They make lots of money under the table but stabbing Americans in the back.

    • @justpray365 on April 26, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      You know the answer. 😔

  10. @XXfea on April 26, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    Stay away from SOY

    • @cherylniles9588 on April 26, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      I think I’m seeing a correlation between soy and bad headaches I’ve been having 🤷‍♀️

    • @user-mv7jg3pb3n on April 26, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      @XXfea Not necessary – I live in South East Asia,people here have all been consuming Tofu for ages and still are – but no soy from Monsanto & Co of course … and when they fry it they use pure coconut oil – not the frying oils based on GMO sunflower seeds etc

    • @R.Magritte on April 26, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      ​Weird isnt it. I know a lot of buddhists people who dont eat meat and they eat plant based protein and they live just fine. I, on the other hand, if consuming a lot of soy protein will have fibroadenomas/cysts somewhere in my body 😂@@user-mv7jg3pb3n i guess it’s just a general rule of thumb, everyone’s body is different

    • @user-mv7jg3pb3n on April 26, 2024 at 1:17 pm

      ​@@R.Magrittemaybe so – a question for our good doctor Berg … Just listen to your body and stay safe & healthy friend😊

    • @user-ir9qq7bt9w on April 26, 2024 at 2:12 pm

      That’s what my mother always used to say

  11. @EvilVon777 on April 26, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    I gave up on whole foods when it was sold to Amazon.. I instantly noticed a drop off in quality. I’ve known about soy for a long time. Big no no

    • @Greenapple30 on April 26, 2024 at 2:31 pm

      Oh I didn’t know that at all glad I told my mom how expensive but now I got another reason thanks man!

    • @joycreated on April 26, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      I’ve noticed since Amazon bought it that the prices in general have dropped and I do trust their organic produce. I just don’t buy anything that’s prepared there.

    • @fastfood5987 on April 26, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      Soy is good,.

    • @GuitarsAndSynths on April 26, 2024 at 3:51 pm

      @@fastfood5987 only tofu in small amounts

    • @suzannen.6403 on April 26, 2024 at 4:44 pm

      Omg. Grow up. 😂😂😂 Whole Foods grocery store is gonna get me. 😂😂

  12. @NameLess-kj1kk on April 26, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    I recently applied for a new life insurance policy and they told me they couldn’t find any medical records for me since 2018 and to forward over my Dr.’s name and clinic address. I sent over Dr. Berg’s YT channel😂. I haven’t needed a Dr in years bc I fuel my body with healthy food and exercise daily. Thanks Dr. Berg!!

    • @greetverboven8171 on April 26, 2024 at 1:04 pm


    • @frankwoodward1231 on April 26, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      And no big pharma!!!

    • @rubysspot4164 on April 26, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      Love it!😉

    • @Sok10253 on April 26, 2024 at 1:47 pm

      Love it if you don’t mind could you please let me know what you eat because I’m pre-diabetic and I’d like to change my diet but I don’t know what to eat thanks

    • @michaelclark5020 on April 26, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      @@Sok10253get on healthy keto. I have been doing it for 3 years has changed my life I was pre diabetic had gout over weight. Stop eating anything with any seed oils in it.

  13. @MaliaSoul on April 26, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    Soy is also super fattening bc it increases the production of the estrogen hormone. Whether you are male or female. And it is intentionally put in majority of the foods in grocery stores now.

    • @daughterofgod777 on April 26, 2024 at 2:31 pm

      Only gmo soy beans not organic non gmo soy beans.
      I’d stick with the whole beans rather then the processed stuff

    • @debdebcastillo6600 on April 26, 2024 at 2:43 pm

      FR .. cereal. .. nutrient bars etc.
      That’s maybe more women are getting endometriosis.

  14. @tomsparks6099 on April 26, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    Sad that with any new trend, every crook jumps on the marketing wagon to falsely label a product as healthy. We’ve seen it with oats, flaxseed, bone broth, chia, olive oil, aloe, stevia, coconut oil, probiotics, …the list goes on ad nauseum. We can’t even trust the Certified Organic labeling anymore.

    • @thebestblainejohnson on April 26, 2024 at 1:47 pm

      If you ever trusted the organic labeling you were fooled.

    • @dawnelder9046 on April 26, 2024 at 3:28 pm

      Was in the grocery store and heading to give blood. Thought I should maybe eat something, as I had not eaten that day yet. You are suppose to eat before donating.
      Looked in the keto section. Certified keto, what ever that means. Chocolate covered almonds.
      Contained cane sugar, second ingredient, HFCO, soy and seed oils. And some chocolate, almonds and stivia.
      5 grams of sugar per serving, which would not amount to much. Maybe 4 if lucky.
      Decided against eating and was just fine, which I wouldn’t have been if I had eaten that stuff. I ate at supper that night.

    • @cmc6295 on April 26, 2024 at 3:35 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly

    • @tomh5883 on April 26, 2024 at 3:43 pm

      Your telling me the things you listed are not healthy

    • @jorelletaylor5408 on April 26, 2024 at 4:12 pm

      Bone broth and coconut oil are healthy

  15. @tomlambert906 on April 26, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    after being tricked, poisoned, drugged, I no longer consume anything I do not prepare myself. have not been to a restaurant in many years.

    • @rubysspot4164 on April 26, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      I’m sorry you’ve been through all of those things. I don’t each very much but I need to not eat out at all

    • @kennethrhodes7143 on April 26, 2024 at 2:21 pm

      Soy Oil and any products containing ANY Form of Soy is POISON !
      It Reduces Testosterone and Increase Estrogen in Males, Shrinks Testicles. Coining the phrase “Soy Boy”

    • @deadbeat-vc9kg on April 26, 2024 at 2:38 pm

      What do you mean? We’re all going through this. We’re all being tricked, poisoned and drugged on purpose. Why else would they add industrial waste to municipal water supplies? What other reason could there be for putting paint thinner in cereal or dowsing meats with ammonia? We are being killed on purpose. The plan is an 80% population reduction as per Agenda 21.

    • @themasculinismmovement on April 26, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      Same here man. Don’t trust anyone with your food. Not even a so called professional. Not even so called “family”. And especially not women you date.

    • Anonymous on April 26, 2024 at 2:50 pm

      Yes. I as well only eat food that I’ve prepared. It all boils down to seed oils and their use in restaurants.

  16. @FLGurl on April 26, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    This type of fake meat should be outlawed. In fact, all fake meat should be outlawed.

    • @user-mv7jg3pb3n on April 26, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      I’m afraid Klaus & Co. have a very different opinion on that – and most of the Sheep believe in the narrative they’re being sold by them … like they sell ‘m that cow farts represent a clear & present danger to the survival of this planet – and with great succes .
      Therefore,Klaus,Bill & Friends are sponsoring & controlling most of our politicians and representatives in our Parliaments and Governments😅

    • @overcookit1433 on April 26, 2024 at 2:39 pm

      I fear you underestimate the power and influence of that “food”-industry.

    • @user-mv7jg3pb3n on April 26, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      ​@@overcookit1433Read my comment again – I don’t😊

    • @szililolabu on April 26, 2024 at 3:33 pm

      No, stopping people from doing something you disagree with is not the answer. Because you just gave the government the power to decide what we can and cannot eat and it will be used against you.
      Freedom is the only way.
      You are free to buy it.
      You’re free to buy something else.
      What they certainly should do is not mislabel it.

    • @vincemarshall8550 on April 26, 2024 at 3:58 pm

      they,re more likely to outlaw real meat because its good for you

  17. @RobertLowe-ws1bq on April 26, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    It’s disgusting how we are being poisoned for profit. Thanks for sharing this.

    • @kirbywaite1586 on April 26, 2024 at 6:41 pm

      It isn’t just for profit. It’s also an ideology that is being promoted.

  18. @jaycarlton2010 on April 26, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    I am now eating only raw, farm-raised, wild-caught, fermented, sprouted, non-gmo, and organic foods. If it has ingredients, I pass it by. This is truly the best I have felt in decades. Dr. Berg is correct with his advice on nutrition.

  19. @Cosmic-Wanderer on April 26, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    Not only is there toxic chemicals in our food. But there is also chemicals that extracts nutrients from the body.

    • @oluwakemi1249 on April 26, 2024 at 6:31 pm

      I wish I could thumbs up your comment 100 times . You are so on point !

  20. @Drberg on April 26, 2024 at 2:56 pm

    FYI: I failed to mention the TIME period when I ate those soy chicken “things” – years ago, like a long time ago, definately not recently. Maybe 15 or more years ago.

    • @KDStyle1 on April 26, 2024 at 3:04 pm

      It’s really sad that you even had to…thanks for all your hard work!!💜

    • @Drberg on April 26, 2024 at 4:10 pm

      No problem. Glad to share videos that can help you all.

    • @krisztinakopko7012 on April 26, 2024 at 4:37 pm

      You almost disappointed me… 😅🤣 15 years ago, that’s okay. Just kidding 🙃
      I was lucky, I just never liked the taste of soy, so I always avoided anything that had it in it. After a while, it simply became suspicious to me that it is almost in everything… 🤔

    • @richmarko8704 on April 26, 2024 at 5:02 pm


    • @kristieherrera8560 on April 26, 2024 at 5:08 pm

      We now eat kroger brand Olive oil and cream spreadable butter. We used to eat country crock butter until we found out that the first ingredient is soybean. I don’t know why they even call half of those brands butter thwn the number one ingredient is soy.

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