Food for Eye Health East Brunswick NJ

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Pondini Imports, Inc.
(732) 545-1255
PO Box 5250
Somerset, NJ

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Jamesburg Farmers Market
(732) 723-1863
Downtown Jamesburg; West Railroad Ave. Between Church & Harrison Sts.
Jamesburg, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 18 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Hershey Import Co., Inc.
(732) 650-9905
96 Executive Ave
Edison, NJ

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Metuchen Farmers Market
(732) 548-2964
Pearl Street Commuter Parking Lot
Metuchen, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 14-October 4 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Woodbridge Farmers Market
(732) 634-4500 ext. 6058
Town Hall; 1 Main St.
Woodbridge, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 21-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market
(732) 932-8451
112 Ryders Ln.
New Brunswick, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 23-October 31 Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Best Foods, Inc.
(732) 650-1300
75 Midvale Rd
Edison, NJ

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Franklin Township Farmers Market
(732) 873-2500 ext. 400
720 Hamilton St., John's Plaza; Across from the New Millennium Bank
Franklin Township, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-November 29 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Somerset

Millstone Farmers Market
(732) 866-1848
Wagner Park; Woodville Rd. (Rt. 527) & Baird Rd.
Millstone Twp., NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Englishtown Auction Sales Market
(609) 209-4032
Off of Country Rd. 527
Englishtown, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

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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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