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The Washington Post suggests that diets plentiful in fruits and vegetables may help reduce ones risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Data from two cohort studies focusing on the consumption of plant based foods and how they relate to the development of diabetes suggest these findings to...

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Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst suggest that common food

additive titanium dioxide (E171) disrupts the gut microbiome and can facilitate the development

of various chronic diseases. The chemical is added to white foods such as cheese, mayonnaise, coffee creamer, and sauces to give them a whiter opaque. E171 is currently banned in several countries, and considering the health consequences associated with its consumption, we believe the Unites States should soon follow suit in banning the chemical.

In this study, scientists used a mouse model to...

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At BARE our mission is to refresh, restore and revive our community by doing our part in making it a better place. As vegans and individuals who care deeply about social justice issues, we cannot ignore current events and we want to do our part to help. We are not experts in this field and we do not plan on filling their shoes. However, we have taken time during these past months to self educate; to listen and to learn and do our part not only to stand against racial injustice, but to be unabashedly anti-racist.

Understanding that these conversations can be difficult, and that there...

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While heart disease is one of the leading causes of premature death in the United States, researchers from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health suggest that ingredients featured on the BARE Blends menu can help reduce your risk.

In addition to lowering your intake of processed meats and sugar sweetened beverages, experts suggest consuming a substantial amount of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds -all of which you can find on our menu at BARE.

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BARE's summer flavors have arrived and will be here all summer long. From now until August 31st look forward to enjoying delicious new blends designed to mimic classic ice cream and milkshake flavors.

All blends are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly, and made with all natural ingredients. Say hello to healthy choices without having to say goodbye to guilty pleasures this summer. Order yours today!

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Are you ready to make our specialty coffee and superfood latte blends a part of your regular BARE order? We have recently perfected our recipes, and are excited to share them with you. Order yours today!

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Capital Region Magazine thanks local essential workers fighting on the front line of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to extend a special thank you to the editors for including us on the cover. We will continue to put the needs of our customers ahead of our own, and are confident that we will get through this together! We are still here for you, and always will be.

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This past weekend, the BARE team volunteered at the South End's Children's Cafe in downtown Albany, and donated free nutrient dense smoothies to the children of the local community.

Bare Blends dispersed over 100 free smoothies while maintaining social distancing guidelines. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide healthy and delicious products to the local children, and look forward to serving our community in any way we can in the future, especially during this difficult time....

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This year, BARE put together a special package to help you celebrate mom from the safety and comfort of your home. Choose from the following options and preorder your Mothers Day package online at bareblends.com for curbside pick up or delivery as early as Friday May 8th.

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Enjoy your favorite BARE Smoothies from the comfort of your home! All you need is a blender and your favorite plant milk, and we'll take care of the rest.

Choose from a variety of your favorite smoothies, specifically crafted to positively impact your health. Order up to 10 unblended smoothies at a time for pick up or delivery, and keep them cold in the freezer until you're ready to blend them up and enjoy.

In addition to the unblended smoothies, cups, lids, and straws, you will also receive directions for blending, and information about the health benefits each smoothie...

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Updates effective JUNE 1st in BOLD

To our beloved customers,

We are collectively dealing with the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic and are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. All New York eating establishments have been mandated to close their dining rooms and limit their customers. We will be temporarily adhering to these new requirements in order to limit the spread of this virus.

UPDATE: We will be returning to regular hours starting June 1st.

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We had a blast on News Channel 13 this morning sharing one of our raw vegan truffle recipes. Missed the segment, but want to try the recipe at home? No worries, just head on over to WNYT.com to watch the clip and download the recipe. If you make them, share your finished product with us by tagging us in any media you post on facebook, twitter or instagram. Thanks again...

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Looking to boost your immune system? Dr. Linda White from Stamford University offers a multitude of ways you can increase immunity and help your body fight illness. Click here to read the full article.

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Visitors from The Daily Gazette share their first experience at BARE. They discuss how our bowls are delicious and nutritious, and very appealing and satisfying even during the colder months. Click here to read the full article.

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Did you know that Americans discard 300 million tons of plastic each year? That's right. In an effort to continue to reduce our carbon foot print and promote environmental sustainability, BARE is now retailing reusable cups. Available in blue, purple, gray, and transparent colors, we have a cup for everyone.

For a limited time purchase a BARE reusable cup for $15.99 and receive a free smoothie of your choice. Each time you do your part and reuse your cup, you will receive $0.20 off your purchase.

Thank you for helping us do our part in saving the world.

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We are overjoyed to hear about the wonderful news from Capital Hill today regarding the passing of a bill that will allow hospitals to facilitate healthy eating habits. Bill A04072 requires all hospitals to serve at least one plant based meal option to patients. To read the full article...

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Did you know that we serve 100% gluten free vegan waffles every Wednesday evening from 4pm-7pm? That's right! Join us Wednesday nights as we share our sweet and savory waffle creations with you. Not sure what flavor to expect? No worries! Listed below are the upcoming flavors for the entire month so you always know what to expect. See you there!

JUNE:

6/5: Avocado toast waffles with roasted savory chickpeas

6/12: Banana waffles with almond butter and toasted coconut

6/19: White bean and artichoke basil

6/26: Apple cinnamon

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Did you know that consuming soluble fiber can help reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity? Data suggests that consuming cereal grains such as oats, and barley can aid in weight-loss, even more so than consumption of fruits and vegetables alone. Researchers from the Journal of Nutrition share their thoughts about why you should look to incorporate more soluble fiber into your diet. To read the full article click here.

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Previously, researchers suggested that soy may pose adverse effects on health, and therefore should be limited in the diet. However, recent studies suggest the exact opposite. According to an article published by the National Institutes of Health, soy in the diet can help reduce ones risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, prostate and breast cancer due to its high isoflavone concentration. Soy in the diet may also favorably affect renal function, alleviate hot flashes and depressive symptoms, and improve skin health.

Soy, especially fortified soy milk, is an excellent source of...

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Our Mission

  • January 12 from 9:00-4:30
  • BARE in Stuyvesant Plaza

We are so excited to be hosting our first retreat experience for everyone in January 2019. We have partnered with The Hot Yoga Spot to help you start 2019 in an extra special way. Join us for a day that will focus on growth, happiness and transformation in the new year. This retreat includes yoga, meditation, journaling, nutrition, essential oils, and of course lunch from BARE. Come together as a community to enjoy fun, relaxation and self...

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We cannot stress enough how important it is to support small businesses and local agriculture. The more money we spend on local food, the more money we circulate in the local economy; an action that consequently supports everyone, not just major players in the food industry. Currently, we are seeing major consolidation in the farming sector. Since 1996 the number of commercial farming units has dropped from just above 60 thousand to less than 40 thousand by 2007. This results in loss of jobs, promotion of production and consumption of unhealthy processed foods, and an uneven distribution...

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One Day Getaway

Holiday Hours

We will have modified hours for the holidays:

12/24/18: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12/25/18: Closed

1/1/19: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Today, most food items found in our supermarkets are processed. Our food can travel thousands of miles over the course of a just few days before it reaches the shelves, let alone our mouths. In order to maintain freshness and palatability, chemicals have to be added to the mix during processing. Most of us refer to these chemicals as preservatives, but what exactly are these chemicals, and more importantly, how do they impact our health?

Did you know that if you were to purchase processed meat products free of preservatives and other chemicals, they would appear an eerie brown/gray...

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Fast Food Promotes Childhood Obesity on a Global Scale

The fast-food industry has significantly impacted America’s food and beverage trade, and proceeds to dominate on a global scale. According to statistics, the fast-food industry’s net worth is expected to increase from $190 billion to $232 billion by 2020 (McDonalds, 2017). While fast-food is certainly convenient, increasing attention has been drawn to its negative impact on childhood obesity. The reluctance from fast-food companies to provide consumers with adequate nutrition labeling and health warnings...

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently shared that the Healthy Kids' Meal Bill was introduced to legislators on Capital Hill. The bill intends to promote change in the restaurant industry by ensuring that kids meals at restaurants come with healthy beverages and not sugary sodas. Currently 74% of the top 50 restaurant chains have not yet stopped bundling soda with kids meals, but there is hope seeing as 26% of them have made the switch.

Unhealthy beverages are one of the leading culprits of diabetes, weight gain, and other health problems. What kids learn today about...

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Is sugar addicting? According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health, the answer is YES! Sugar disrupts brain biochemistry and causes neurochemical changes that also occur with addictive drugs. This process happens when sugar is consumed in excess, and does not occur when sugar is consumed from natural sources such as fruit. Click here to learn more about sugar addiction.

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Large food companies including Nestlè have proved that their efforts have positively combatted the issue of food insecurity. However, while people are certainly eating more, the global population is still experiencing severe malnutrition, now in the form of over nutrition. The United States was one of the first developed nations negatively impacted by the processed food epidemic, and has proven that consumption of processed food negatively impacts health. Examples from Brazil highlight the benefits and drawbacks of processed food in developing nations. Does the development of chronic...

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Did you know that human food waste amounts to approximately 1.3billion tons of food each year? Food loss is a serious topic that impacts the environment, food security, hunger, food quality and safety, and economic development. At BARE we donate our food waste to local farms to help reduce our carbon footprint, feed animals, and encourage others to do the same. Want to learn more about food waste? Read the articles below to learn more about this topic and how you can make a difference.

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Nuts About Nutrition? So Are we!

Did you know that one of our bowl topping at BARE is walnuts? Not only are they delicious but they are also nutritious. There was a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about the positive effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors. Click here to read more and be sure to order walnuts as your bowl topping the next time you dine at BARE!

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We are very excited that BARE made the front page of the Times Union on September 20. The support from this community has been incredible. We are more and more excited to open our doors and share delicious, healthy, plant-based treats with all of you. Thank you Times Union for featuring us before we even open! To see the preview, click here.

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Thanks to Girlnetic for featuring Bare in a recent blog post. We are overwhelmed by the love and excitement we are experiencing from everyone in the community so far. We look forward to opening our doors next month and serving the Capital Region with our delicious and nutritious menu items!

Click to read the full article and see the drool worthy photos!

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The walls are a soft gray. The aromas are fruity and sweet. Accents of wood, baskets of fresh fruit, unique overhead lighting, and succulents catch your eye. You feel calm and comfortable. You are welcomed by a friendly smile, and kindly reminded that we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the benefits of various ingredients. This is reassuring, as you may be unfamiliar with some of the ingredients. You are intrigued by the beautiful colors of the smoothies and smoothie bowls people are enjoying around you. You are impressed by the sweet treats offered as they contain...

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