Food for Eye Health Bowling Green KY

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Bowling Green Farmers Market
(270) 782-8465
1751 Scottsville Road; Parking Lot in Front of Hobby Lobby
Bowling Green, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00a.m. - Sell Out
County
Warren

Taste of Jewell @ Jewell Farms
(270) 392-1399
Bowling Green, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Allen County Farmers Market
(270) 622-8029
1138 Old Gallatin Road; Front Corner of Parnida's Parking Lot
Scottsville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12noon

Field 51 Produce
(502) 292-8456
Goshen, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Jessamine County Farmers Market III
(859) 887-2797
Nicholasville United Methodist Church; 303 W. Maple
Nicholasville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday 8 am - 12:30 pm
County
Jessamine

Southern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market
(270) 749-4600
Corner of 31W Bypass & Fairview Avenue; front of Riverside Building, Medica
Bowling Green, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, 7:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday, 7:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Warren

Edmonson County Farmers Market
(270) 597-3628
Hwy 259/70/Main Street; Courthouse Square on Cross Street
Brownsville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October- Mon - Thu 4:45 pm - 7:30 pm Hwy 259/70/Main Street Courthouse Square on Cross Street Across from the Bank of Edmonson Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 4:45 pm - 7:30 pm Fri 7 am - 11:30 am AND 4:45 pm and 7:30

Harlan County Farmers Market
(606) 573-4464
110 River Street behind the Huddle House; Harlan County Extension Meeting F
Harlan, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Appalachian Crafts Farm
(606) 723-4678
Irvine, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Grant County Farmers Market
(859) 824-7586
US 25 at the old school bus garage
Williamstown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday-Saturday, 8:30a.m. - Sell Out
County
Grant

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Foods that Fight for Sight

Foods that Fight for Sight

Foods that Fight for Sight Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Foods that Fight for Sight

Eyes are a funny thing. They may be windows to the soul, but for some of us they seem to need a cleaning more often than they used to. I’ve often heard people tell me their eyes seemed to start weakening all at once. My sister told me her vision seemed to jump off a cliff on her 40th birthday. Fuzzy text, squinting, needing longer arms to see fine print may seem an inevitable sign of aging, but does it have to be this way? 

Women at Higher Risk
According to a Harvard study, women now account for two-thirds of all vision-impaired or blind people worldwide. While all of us suffer from a barrage of different attacks on our eyes; genetics, continued strain, poor nutrition, effects from the environment and cigarette smoke, etc., women have the added impact of hormones!

That’s right – add one more item to the perks of fluctuating hormones. According to James V. Aquavella, M.D. fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels can have a negative impact on your site.

So while you’re waiting for the advice of a qualified ophthalmologist, let’s take a look at some powerful compounds that help keep those peepers in tip top shape.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin
These two compounds are found in large amounts in the lens and retina of our eyes. Here they function as antioxidants to potentially help protect our eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which can interact with and break down healthy tissue.

Lutein and zeaxanthin may also help to protect our eyes by filtering high-energy blue light. By filtering blue light, the pigment protects underlying cell layers from potential light damage.

Studies show that a diet that has sufficient amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin from fruits and vegetables could help protect our eyes from damage in different ways, such as potentially helping prevent common eye diseases of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers contain both lutein and zeaxanthin. Bell peppers also have an added protective effect against cataracts, due to their vitamin C and beta-carotene content.

Try adding them to salads and use then as a chip next time you go for a dip or hummus snack item.

Spinach
Listed near the top of the desired lutein and zeaxanthin-rich foods is the tried and true spinach. Overcooked and canned spinach can loose as much as 80% of their nutrients, so try it fresh or “quick boiled” for one minute.

Quick boiled for one minute (uncovered) is what WorldsHealthiestFoods.com suggests because it imparts a tender flavor and its cooked just long enough to soften its cellulose fibers making it easier to digest and allowing the nutrients to be more bioavailable to your cells.

Try the quick boiled spinach with tomatoes and a nice Mediterranean dressing (or make your own with 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 clove garlic and salt & pepper to taste). Another option; top with soy sauc...

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