Ginger Shot Fired

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The crew at Scotiabank are loading up on the Goods and curious to know what makes ginger shots so powerful.

Ginger has been used for more than 2000 years to remedy upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, fatigue and ease digestive troubles.

It is such a good cold fighter as it naturally treats many symptoms associated with colds and flus. Ginger soothes sore throats, reduces inflammation and mucus formation, pain and it has a calming effect not only on the stomach but the body as well.

Using whole or juiced ginger can raise your internal temperature and keep you warmer during colder months of while cleansing.

Concentrated ginger juice is very strong! You only need an ounce or two to get the benefits.

Ginger Shot Fired

The Goods Delivers

Good Food and The Goods

Hey ya’ll, we launched our brand new website today and we’re pretty proud.

Not only is it a beauty, it’s also going to make it sooo easy for you to order up healthy eats, made just for you, delivered to your desk or doorstep.

Changes to our delivery service: 

1. We’ve done away with minimum order requirements, you can now order lots of food or just a little.

2. We’ve extended our delivery zones, delivery fees will now be $6 daily in the core or $12 daily throughout our extended area.

3. Since 2013, your lunch has been delivered by the reliable couriers at Good Foot Delivery via public transit. Your delivery fee goes entirely to Good Foot and supports employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. This is an environmentally-friendly delivery service helping members of our community gain independence.

Suggestions for minimizing delivery charges – rally your co-workers, place a group order and split the delivery charge between the group. If you’re ordering solo, place one order for two or three days worth of food. We can drop everything off at once and since the Goods is made fresh from scratch you can have lots of clean eats for a few days.

It’s been a trip watching the Goods grow. We’re overwhelmed with gratitude daily and thank you for demanding for real, conscious food options and for supporting local business.

The Goods Delivers

Pseudo Poaceae

Cat Catharine Parker

I can’t say enough about Amaranth. It’s easy to cook, full of magical things good for your entire body and the only (pseudo) grain that actually has Vitamin C in it. It’s a great source of lysine, an important amino acid with protein content comparable to that of milk, but more easily digested.

I said pseudo grain cause it’s technically not a grain at all, as it’s not part of the Poaceae family. You know what I call that? Pure discrimination. Everything about it is cries grain, yet just because it grew up with its brothers from another mother, it has to suffer. Well I say, not on my watch. Though on a side note, if amaranth were a character in Game of Thrones, it would be Amaranth Snow. That’s just a fact.

Also makes a great breakfast porridge!

Pseudo Poaceae

Coco Nutty

Cracked Young Coconut

Have you ever eaten a whole coconut? Young Thai Coconuts, are the big green ones, in the city you’ll find the green outer layer husked off to make them easier to pack. Found at Asian markets and health food stores, the perfect specimen will be white and not pink, especially on the bottom.

Water is filtered in through the plant as it grows and stored within the coconut’s hard shell. The living water found within hydrates due to naturally occurring electrolytes and contains vitamin C, iron and calcium. Coconuts are low glycemic and delicious.

You’ll need guidance to open one of these babies. The cheapest route is a cleaver, they’re about $20 at most kitchen stores. I use this method at home, ELove can give you a demo, she taught me. For cleaver free access try the Coco Jack, we use this tool in store and at our events.

Scrape out the beautiful meat, enjoy as is or freeze and use in recipes. We also sell whole coconuts at the Goods if you want to try, we can even give you a Coco Jack demo.

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Bile Bye Bye

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Let’s discuss fiber shall we? Did you know that most people need upwards of 32 grams of fiber a day? And quite frankly, we just don’t eat enough with a typical Western diet.Fiber plays an essential role in your digestive, heart, and skin health, and may even improve blood sugar control and weight management. Loads of things are full of fiber but if you want the best (like the Dom Perignon of fibers) go for vegetables, nuts, and seeds as they are the most healthful source.

Why care about fiber? “If we don’t eat enough soluble fiber, our bile, instead of being ushered out of the body and then replaced with fresh bile produced by the liver, is repeatedly recirculated in our system. In the process, it becomes more concentrated with toxins, which, in turn, can lead to all sorts of inflammatory diseases such as gallbladder disease, intestinal inflammation, and even skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.”  Wait what? Ewwwwwwww.
And this is why we’re all about full blend juices, by not extracting the fiber from your smoothie you get all the good stuff… lots of magic smoothie recipes here.

 

Bile Bye Bye

Mojo Maca

Maca Powder

The amazing maca, super loaded with over 60 micronutrients.

It’s 40% potassium, 10% zinc (which is a great cold-buster), high in iron, phosphorus, magnesium and silica. It has vitamin A, B, C, D, E, B12, B1, 2 and 3 and contains 18 amino acids. So in a nutshell, this plant will rock you.

It’s the strongest root on earth and has been around for over 10,000 years. Listen, it the Inca used it, it’s gotta be good. Then again they also partook in some bizarre rituals so maybe they’re not a great example.

It’s a potent plant*, so use sparingly, ideally mixed with sweet treats like cacao desserts or fruit shakes.

*do we need to remind you it’s for oral consumption only?

Mojo Maca

Belly Belly Belly

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Let’s talk probiotics. Did you know that it means “For life”, as opposed to Antibiotics which mean “against life”?

This sh*t is soooo good for you. Probiotics are essential to basic human nutrition. They are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in the human gut. These “good bacteria” are used to prevent and alleviate many different conditions.

Where can you find good probiotics? In fermented foods like miso, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. Another option is in supplement format via fridges in any good health store. Oh yes, don’t be fooled by the easy pill format on the shelf. These puppies have to be ‘live’ to be effective so only get ones that need to be refrigerated.

N.b. Ditch the greek yogurt for your probiotic intake, the stuff is so toxic to our environment it far outweighs any good it does in your body.

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