No Gluten, No Soy Lecithin, No Palm Oil Explained

If you have not already noticed, Pocket Latte is an all-natural coffee square that is made with less than 8 ingredients. Essentially, it is an energy alternative that is made with real coffee and natural caffeine. Unlike energy drinks, there are no hidden ingredients. It is simple. What you see is what you get.

We’re on a mission to wake up the world and tackle afternoon slumps, one coffee square at a time. However, do you know what makes Pocket Latte even more special?

As mentioned, not only are they made with all-natural ingredients but are also Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Palm Oil- Free!!

Not sure what exactly that means? Don’t worry! Each of these will be explained to make you understand how these are healthier options for your body. 

Here is what Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Palm Oil-Free Pocket Latte mean:

No Gluten

Gluten is a protein that is primarily found in wheats and rye that helps maintain the shape of foods with elasticity and moisture. It can also be found in rage of products such as cosmetics, certain glue, play dough, and medications.

Gluten mostly causes a problem to people who have celiac disease, and even consuming the slightness amount can cause major health problems. This is why there are “gluten-free” options, to limit the risk of sever illness.

However, to the average person gluten poses no threat to their health but many adults in the United States are reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet. Why are they going gluten-free? Gluten-Free can be considered a healthier option that can improve gastrointestinal symptoms, bloating, stomach pain, and diarrhea to some. (1)

The Breakdown: Gluten is a major health threat to people who have celiac disease that can cause severe illness. To most gluten is complete safe, but “gluten-free” diets have health benefits and can improve stomach symptoms. If you focus your food that is made with fresh and all-natural ingredients, you will find no trouble with “gluten-free”. Pocket Latte is gluten-free!!

No Soy Lecithin

Soy lecithin is an ingredient found across various food but never truly understood. Lecithin is a food additive that comes from soy, that is primarily used as emulsifier. It helps mix oil and phospholipids, stabilizes it and keep ingredients together. (2)

Like many food additives, it causes controversy as some believe soy lecithin carries health dangers. Why to look for soy-free products like Pocket Latte?

Soy lecithin may cause diseases and nutrient deficiencies and it is best to avoid since most of it comes from genetically modified organism (GMO) crops. Studies have shown that it is best to avoid soy lecithin during pregnancy, as it has shown risk to the fetus and infants. Studies have also shown it is best to avoid soy lecithin to those who have had breast cancer or at high risk, since soy lecithin can possibly increase estrogen levels.

The Breakdown: Soy Lecithin comes from GMOs that can be at risk to those with allergies or pregnancy. To the majority, soy lecithin poses no threat but can cause health concerns and severe illness to some. It is best to avoid soy lecithin in general if you are into all-natural and organic foods. Luckily,  Pocket Latte is made with all-natural ingredients that are soy lecithin-free.

No Palm Oil 

Palm oil is made from the fruit of an oil palm tree and is one of the most widely produced edible fats around the world. In many countries, palm oil is used in vegetable oil and margarine.

It account for a percentage of fat consumption in the United States, and has a bad reputation since palm oil is high in saturated fat. This has been linked to heart disease due to the saturated fat increasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (3)

Although many manufacturers look to palm oil as an alternative for trans fat, it does not necessarily mean it is a healthy option. Many ready-to-eat foods contain palm oil and it is frequently added to processed foods.

Ultimately, there are healthier options for palm-oil, and there have been studies that show how it correlates to heart disease. If you’re looking for a healthier options and the perfect all-natural pick-me-up, look no further than Pocket Latte. Seriously, gluten-free, soy-free, and palm oil-free!