Why Coffee, Tea & Me.....
Our mission statement is Eat Healthy, Be Healthy, Stay Healthy. There are 16 million American Vegetarians or Vegans (www.navs-online.org), and each year more Americans are deciding to change their eating habits for a better quality of life. Americans are looking for a healthier choices in their entrees and desserts.
The advantage of eating the fresh, soy, natural and whole grain products of Coffee, Tea & Me, is the key ingredient "soy". A soy diet decreases cholesterol levels by an average of 10% because it contains soluble fiber, which is known to interfere with the absorption and metabolism of cholesterol. Studies have shown that soy protein lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, while maintaining levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Our breakfast breads alone are 20-25% less in cholesterol and 25-35% less in sodium than similar breakfast breads. Our breakfast breads, as well as our other food products, are 10% less in calories and 8-10% less in fat than similar products are.
We do need a percentage of fat daily, because it is necessary for good health. Fat supplies energy and essential fatty acids. The daily-recommended intake of total fat should be less than 30% of your total diet. A person who consumes 2400 calories a day should have less than 80% grams of fat. It’s important to note, 30% is an upper level limit.
Also, replacing animal foods with soy products may help conserve the body’s calcium storage. We use a minimum amount of ingredients without unnecessary additives and we meet most wellness programs.
Studies have also shown that hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast, ovarian and prostate, have responded especially well to a soy-rich diet; that's because soy contains plant estrogens called Isoflavones, which may block the formation of new blood vessels, which tumors need to grow. According to Organic Consumers Organization soy Alleviates Menopause Symptoms because the plant estrogens in soy minimizes hot flashes and night sweats.