Mount Hagen - Organic Coffee Freeze Dried 25 Single Serve Packets - 1.76 oz. (50 g)
Mount Hagen Organic Freeze Dried Coffee is a delicious coffee of the highest quality, mild and naturally rich in flavor. The premium coffee beans used in creating Mount Hagen Organic Freeze Dried Coffee are carefully selected and harvested in cooperation with organic growers who provide a safe social and economic environment for their workers. In doing so, Mount Hagen assists in supporting organic growing methods and sustainability of the environment.
Mount Hagen Coffee Sticks are perfect for:
- Small households - no need to brew a whole pot when one cup will do
- Students - when burning the midnight oil (or not) for that extra boost
- Cooking - easy way to add a bit of coffee flavor to your favorite recipes
- Specialty coffee drinkers - start with a base of warm milk instead of water to create your own cafe latte. Irish coffee, anyone?
- Campers - totally portable organic coffee in an instant; no equipment required
- Vacation - never be without a good cup of organic coffee again without packing a coffee pot in your luggage
Gentle roasting and extraction refines the natural-mild aroma of this origin coffee. For Mount Hagen Organic Decaffeinated Instant Coffee they use the natural liquid carbon dioxide process. Perfect for people who prefer premium organic in and instant without the bitter after taste.
Mount Hagen instant organic decaf coffee is a blend of 100% arabica coffee beans with a smooth rich flavor. The patented decaffeination process uses carbon dioxide to extract the caffeine. This decaffeination process is organically approved. These choice beans are carefully selected from only organic growers who provide a safe social and economic environment for their workers. In doing so, Mount Hagen assists in supporting organic growing methods and sustainability in the environment 100% organic certified by EcoCert in accordance with the organic standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Advantages of Organic Food - You Are What You Eat
Do you really know what goes into your food? Discover the advantages of organic food and see exactly what producers have been adding to your fruit and vegetables to make it less healthy than a few years ago. In the rush to produce more and more crops to satisfy growing demand producers have had to resort to using a cocktail of pesticides to control disease and insect attack. Good news for their bank balances perhaps but not good news for your health, this is why you need to be informed of the advantages of organic food.
Did you know that if you consumed an average apple you would be eating over 30 pesticides, even after you have washed it? The quality of food has definitely gone down since the second world war. For instance, research has shown that the levels of vitamin C in today's fruit bear no resemblance to the levels found in wartime fruit.
Organic food is known to contain 50% more nutrients, minerals and vitamins than produce that has been intensively farmed. You will have to eat more fruit nowadays to make up the deficiency, but unfortunately that means eating more chemicals, more potentially detrimental affects on your health eating something that should be good for you! Also don't forget about the cocktail of anti-biotics and hormones that cattle and poultry are force fed.
What happens to those chemicals when the animal dies? Digested and stored in human bodies is a possible answer, have you seen pictures of animals in severely cramped conditions in battery farms? It seems logical to think that if they are unhappy and cramped then their meat might well be of lower quality. It cannot be coincidence that we are seeing more and more free range or organically fed meat turning up in our supermarkets. It just does not make sense to state that any animal kept in these conditions is healthy and produces high quality food.
Trust me, once you try some organic produce and taste an apple the way it should be, and perhaps how you recall it tasting in your youth, you will never go back to mass produced fruit again. Sure there are issues with availability and cost but with a bit of research you should be able to find local stores who stock organic produce.
Also, do not forget about your local farmer, you should be able to find one who has seen the light and opened up a farm shop to supply local residents. You should be able to get some very keen prices from these shops, why not take a look around and see who is offering produce in your area?
Some more startling facts now. Every day we seem to be reading in the news about this or that chemical having been linked to another disease:
- Some birth defects
Not a nice list is it? There are probably others but if you think about it, how can it be okay for you to eat chemicals and not expect some form of reaction in your body? Our bodies are delicately balanced wonderful machines. Any form of foreign chemical is bound to cause irritation at the least.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) can be inherited, but is often preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol.
About Trans Fat
Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health. Trans fat raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol. When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst type of fat. Unlike other fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol. A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women.
What is Trans Fat?
Trans fat is made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation, which makes the oil less likely to spoil. Using trans fats in the manufacturing of foods helps foods stay fresh longer, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel.
Scientists aren't sure exactly why, but the addition of hydrogen to oil increases your cholesterol more than do other types of fats. It's thought that adding hydrogen to oil makes the oil more difficult to digest, and your body recognizes trans fats as saturated fats.
Trans Fat in Your Food
Commercial baked goods — such as crackers, cookies and cakes — and many fried foods, such as doughnuts and french fries — may contain trans fats. Shortenings and some margarines can be high in trans fat.
Trans fat used to be more common, but in recent years food manufacturers have used it less because of concerns over the health effects of trans fat. Food manufacturers in the United States and many other countries list the trans fat content on nutrition labels.
However, you should be aware of what nutritional labels really mean when it comes to trans fat. For example, in the United States if a food has less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, the food label can read 0 grams trans fat. Though that's a small amount of trans fat, if you eat multiple servings of foods with less than 0.5 grams of trans fat, you could exceed recommended limits.
Reading Food Labels
How do you know whether food contains trans fat? Look for the words "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oil. That's another term for trans fat.
It sounds counterintuitive, but "fully" or "completely" hydrogenated oil doesn't contain trans fat. Unlike partially hydrogenated oil, the process used to make fully or completely hydrogenated oil doesn't result in trans-fatty acids. However, if the label says just "hydrogenated" vegetable oil, it could mean the oil contains some trans fat.
Although small amounts of trans fat occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, it's the trans fats in processed foods that seem to be more harmful.