Why Go Meatless?
Going meatless could be a life changing decision, at Yves we strongly encourage these products to be integrated into everyone’s daily life, For example instead of making meat hot dogs have a meatless dog or a meatless burger. Your body will thank you for the calories and fat you save.
What are meat alternatives?
Meat alternatives are food products made from vegetable protein. They look feel and taste just like meat, except have nutritious benefits. Since meat alternatives are made from vegetables such as soy, they contain no cholesterol and are mostly low in fat. Yves has been making meat alternatives for over 20 years and offers a wide variety of products from deli slices, burgers, hot dogs and even meatless skewers. Products are made from soy beans and all are meatless!
Joy of Soy
Soy has always been the main source of protein in almost every product we make at Yves Products. Derived from soybeans, soy protein is a high quality plant-based protein. Recent research suggests that besides good nutritional value, soy may also have important health benefits. Soy may help reduce the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in North America. It is not only low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol, but contains proteins which have been shown to directly lower blood cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
On October 20, 1999, after extensive research and clinical trials, the United States Food and Drug Administration recognized the importance of soy's cholesterol-lowering effects, and claimed that: "Diets low in saturated fat & cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein per day MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
High blood cholesterol levels are a primary contributor to heart disease. The blood cholesterol levels of approximately 40 million North Americans are reported to be too high. Studies indicate that soy may help lower the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels without affecting the "good" HDL levels.
Soy may also help prevent osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and often results in bone fractures. Isoflavones found in soy protein may play an important role in protecting bones and may also reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women.