Food for Eye Health East Providence RI

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Downtown Providence Farmers' Market
(401) 863-3449
Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park; Kennedy Plaza & Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Friday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Providence/Broad St. Farmers' Market
(406) 273-9419
807 Broad St.; Algonquin House
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Brown University Farmers Market
(401) 863-3343
Wriston Quad; Thayer St. and George St.
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 9-November 11 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Armory Park Farmers Market
(401) 831-3771
Cranston Armory - Parade and Hudson Street
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 29 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Whole Foods—Waterman Farmers’ Market
261 Waterman St.
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3-October 28 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Whole Foods—University Farmers’ Market
601 North Main St.
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 1-October 26 Monday 3:00p.m.–7:00 p.m

Wickendon Street Farmers Market
(401) 635-4274
Brook Street and Alves Way
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 16-October 27 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Big Train Farm
(401) 243-4212
Providence, RI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Providence/RIC Farmers’ Market
RIC; College Rd. and Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 8-October 14 Wednesday 3:30p.m. –6:00 p.m

Hope St. Farmers' Market
(401) 831-3771
Lippitt Park; Hope St. and Blackstone Blvd
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-November 28 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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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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