Food for Eye Health Crofton MD

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Food for Eye Health. You will find informative articles about Food for Eye Health, including "Foods that Fight for Sight". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Crofton, MD that can help answer your questions about Food for Eye Health.

Maryland Sunrise Farm
(410) 923-0726
Gambrills, MD
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

Data Provided By:
Piney Orchard Farmers Market
(410) 867-9162
Stream Valley Dr. off Rte. 170; Piney Orchard Community & Vistor Center Par
Odenton, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November 5-November 26 Thanksgiving Special, 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
County
Anne Arundel

Westfield Annapolis Farmers Market
(410) 222-7410
Mall Parking lot near Sears Automotive
Annapolis, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 6-September 28 Sunday, 12:00 noon- 3:00 p.m.
County
Anne Arundel

Annapolis FRESHFARM Market
(202) 362-8889
Donner Parking Lot
Annapolis, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 1-October 5 Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Anne Arundel

Laurel Farmers Market
(301) 854-2917
300 Block of Main St.
Laurel, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-October 30 Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Bowie Farmers Market
(301) 809-3078
15200 Annapolis Road; Adjacent to Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
Bowie, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 18-October 26 Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Prince George's

Severna Park Farmers Market
(410) 827-9192
Ritchie Hwy. (Rt. 2) & Jones Station Road
Severna Park, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 26-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market
(410) 349-0317
Riva Rd. & Henry S. Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 10-October 28 Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Anne Arundel

Radix Farm
(202) 744-0373
Upper Marlboro, MD
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

Data Provided By:
Greenbelt Farmers Market
(202) 281-4789
Parking lot of Roosevelt Center, Crescent Rd. & Southway
Greenbelt, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 8-November 2 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Healthy Alter Ego

Healthy Alter Ego : The Health & Wellness Source You've Been Searching For