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The Raw Truth on Sugar

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The Raw Truth on Sugar

Three times more sugar is consumed today than was by our grandparents generation. Stats Canada says that the average Canadian eats roughly 26 teaspoons of sugar a day (that’s a whopping 88 lbs per year). The largest culprit being sweetened beverages like pop and juice. While processed table sugar is a booming business, it comes at a major cost to our health.   Photo from industrialspecialist.co Refined sugar, generally coming from cane or beets, is processed in a way that removes all possible nutritional value. What’s left is empty calories that put a damper on our health. Here’s a list of...

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Kombucha-- Nature's probiotic

Posted by Chloe Fox on

Kombucha-- Nature's probiotic

Kombucha is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become one of nature’s best health elixirs. Consuming this tea has been associated with many different health benefits. Studies done in Russia suggest Kombucha will improve the digestive system, boost the immune system, prevent cardiovascular disease, improve resistance against cancer, and reduce inflammation in the body. Kombucha contains various minerals, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12 and vitamin C.   The fermented tea contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotics. Probiotics (meaning “for-life”) are healthy bacteria in the...

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Promote A Healthy Future Through Sustainable Farming

Posted by Chloe Fox on

Promote A Healthy Future Through Sustainable Farming

    The environment in which we live has a huge impact on not only our own health, but the health of generations to come. Now, more than ever, we need to take both action and responsibility for the health of our planet. National Geographic states the last two decades has had the hottest temperatures in over 400 years, and possibly the warmest in several millennia. Living in Canada, we may not see the affects quite as bad as those who live in Arctic regions, but it is happening and there's something we can do.   Photo from www.emaze.com  ...

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Every Day is Earth Day, 5 local ways to stay green all year long

Posted by Justin Abbiss on

Every Day is Earth Day, 5 local ways to stay green all year long

As you know, yesterday was Earth day, a day which has been celebrated globally in one shape or another for almost 50 years now (2020 marks the 50th Anniversary).  Its creation in the 1970's was a catalyst to some of the biggest environmental wins in history.  These include the 1972 Clean Water Act, the banning of DDT insecticides and the 1973 Endangered Species Act.   While we (Bikeables) wholeheartedly support the day and the awareness it raises, we also think it’s important to reflect and remind ourselves that Earth Day is so much more than just being "green" for one day...

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Farm-fresh organic veggies delivered to your door!

Posted by Kyle Malashewski on

Farm-fresh organic veggies delivered to your door!

We all know farmers feed cities, but how many farmers do we actually know? Veggies come from farms, but do you know what farm that potato came from? that zucchini? that squash? Do you know how they were grown and cared for? More and more people are thinking about questions like these, looking for ways to get to better acquainted with what's on their plate and to engage with their local food systems in a more meaningful way. CSAs, short for Community Supported Agriculture, are one of the best ways to do that! A CSA connects you directly with a...

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