Our Promise

When we founded our company in 2007, we made a commitment to our customers about the quality of our ingredients.

Many people today eat too much processed food. That means their bodies don’t get the nutrients they need to be healthy. Sometimes, these foods can even make us sick.

That’s why the additives and preservatives below will NEVER be included in meals from WT Café. Growing bodies are pure and strong, and our promise to you is to keep them that way.

We Promise:

No Artificial Flavors

What are Artificial Flavors?
  • Chemicals added in our foods to enhance flavor
  • Process of duplicating the chemicals present naturally in the target flavor
  • Not derived from a natural substance
  • Only 1/10 of vanilla sold is real vanilla
Why are they bad?
  • Not of natural origin

No Artificial Colors

What is the “Poison Rainbow”?
  • Chemicals added to foods to improve how they look and increase sales
  • Levels ingested have skyrocketed because they are ingredients in so many foods today
Why are Artificial Colors bad?
  • Has potential to damage children
    1. Neurological issues
    2. Aggravates ADD and ADHD symptoms
    3. Causes cancerous tumors
  • FDA report shows that the three most commonly used dyes (Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6) are tainted with low levels of cancer causing compounds

No Artificial MSG

MSG = Monosodium Glutamate
What is Artificial MSG?
  • A flavor enhancer with addictive properties
  • Added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups, chips, and processed meats
Why is Artificial MSG bad?
  • Use remains controversial although FDA classified MSG as safe
  • MSG Symptom Complex = headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure or tightness, numbness in the face and neck, fluttering heartbeats, chest pain, nausea, weakness
Artificial MSG Terms
  1. Autolyzed Yeast
  2. Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten
  3. Calcium Caseinate
  4. Hydrolyzed Protein
  5. Gelatin
  6. Sodium Caseinate
  7. Glutamate
  8. Yeast Nutrient
  9. Glutamic Acid
  10. Textured Protein

No Artificial Nitrates

What are Artificial Nitrates?
  • A preservative used to preserve, color, and flavor meat products
  • Commonly added to bacon, ham, hot dogs, deli meats, smoked fish, and corned beef to stabilize red color and add flavor
  • Prevents growth of bacteria
  • Studies have linked it to various types of cancer
    1. Colorectal cancer, Stomach Cancer
    2. Pancreatic cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    3. DNA mutations, Colon cancer
    4. Brain tumors
Why are Artificial Nitrates Bad?
  • Studies are mixed, causation not been reliably found
  • It is a chemical and we need to avoid it

No Artificial Trans-Fats

What are Artificial Trans-Fats?
  • Unsaturated fats
  • Created by processed food industry as side effect of partially hydrogenating unsaturated plant fats (generally vegetable oils)
  • Foods most often affected: fast food, snack food, fried food, baked food
  • Have become a significant part of human diet for last 100 years as more processed foods consumed
  • USDA defines “zero grams trans fats per serving” as less than 7% by weight
Why are Artificial Trans-Fats Bad for Kids?
  • Trans fats do not promote good health
    1. Increases risk of coronary heart disease
    2. Raises levels of bad LDL cholesterol
    3. Lowers levels of good HDL cholesterol
  • National Academy of Sciences in 2002 concluded there is no safe level of trans fat consumption

No High Fructose Corn Syrup

What is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)?
  • Common sweetener and preservative
  • Made by changing sugar (glucose) in cornstarch to fructose
  • Extends the shelf life of processed foods
  • Cheaper than sugar (Sugar costs about 40 percent more to use in a product than corn syrup) – corn is a lavishly subsidized crop
  • Has become a popular ingredient in many sodas, fruit-flavored drinks and other processed foods
Why is HFCS Bad for Kids?
  • Many studies show increased link of sweetened beverages (many contain HFCS) and obesity
  • Not a naturally derived sugar

No Nut or Tree Nut Ingredients

  • Tree nut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children and adults
  • Tree nuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Usually a lifelong allergy
  • Only 9% outgrow tree nut allergy and 20% outgrow a peanut allergy
  • Tree nuts include: walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, Brazil nut, pine nut, pecan
  • Peanuts are a legume