Happy Birthday To Us

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Hey yooo! Wanna play a littel game? Below are 4 truths and 1 lie…

#1 – It’s the Goods’ 3rd birthday and Guy Fawkes Day.

#2 – Cat Parker’s 16 x great grandfather was one of the ring leaders in Guy Fawkes’ posse.

#3 – We designed those innovative graphics on our own, without the help of a single professional.

#4 – We’re going to think this blog post is ten times funnier than you ever will.

Happy Birthday To Us

Goods To Know Calorie Counting

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Ahhhhh the calorie debate. It’s a tricky one. With obesity on the rise all over North America I can kinda understand why our government wants to pass a new law that would require food service premises to post calories on menus.

Here’s the catch. All calories are not created equal. Let’s take a Hostess Twinkie (or let’s not). It’s 150 calories. It’s full of things I can’t even begin to pronounce [auto barf], chemicals, actually come to think of it, it’s all manufactured crap.  BUT….let’s instead take one medium peach, drizzled with one tablespoon of beautiful raw organic honey, and sprinkled with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and chopped cashews. Guess what? 150 calories.

So, calories are important on a broad scope (ie. eating 5000 calories a day ain’t great, which by the way you can only do when you eat processed food) but it will always come down to what’s IN your calorie. So make things easy on yourself. Focus on eating whole, unprocessed, chemical free clean food that is nutrient dense, body-happy and actually have the power to heal and throw out those calorie counters. They’re not needed here.

Goods To Know Calorie Counting

Random Fact/Random Pic #2

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Ok so this my last fiber push of the season (pun intended). This time of year is so hard with all the holiday parties and extra indulgences at work. They are hard to resist but shit’s everywhere. And do you know what all the sugar does to your system? It f***s it up. You get bloated, feel gross and things are not as regular as they normally are. You know what the easy fix is? G*d damn fiber. And the best part? It too, is everywhere. So get it in you fast and often. It probably will fill you up and you may not be so tempted. Double win, double rainbow. Oh, and for the love humanity, drink as much water as possible.

We have a special shout-out to Send it and Goodfoot who fearlessly deliver your lunches everyday without question, with a smile and regardless the weather conditions – today is no exception. We love you guys!

Random Fact/Random Pic #2

Random Fact/Random Pic #1

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For pure sh*ts and giggles (as Skinner would always say) we’re going to start posting random facts along side random pics throughout the week on top of our usual outrageously insightful and ever-inspirational blog. So here we go (p.s. we lied about the blog hiatus).

The mighty orange always gets associated with vitamin C but it’s the fiber count which is far more noteworthy (besides kiwis have 10x more vit C but I digress…). Did you know that the pith (the white fleshy part) has just as much fiber and good stuff than the actual fruit itself? Studies have found that the orange peel, has over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phytonutrients. What the hell are those? Doesn’t matter, know the more the merrier and it sounds very impressive and will impress people around you when you mention it. Here are some other factoids about l’orange:

  1. Navel oranges are called just that because its bottom part looks like a belly-button.
  2. Orange is the world’s third favorite flavor. Chocolate and vanilla take the first two places (I think hummus might be in forth)
  3. Captain Kirk (aka. Canadian born William Shatner) used to work at a local orange juice store back in the day.
Random Fact/Random Pic #1