Organic Food Store Naples FL

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Third Street South Farmers Market
(239) 261-8936
255 13th Avenue South; in the Tommy Bahamas’s Parking Lot
Naples, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
County
Collier

Oakes Organic Farm
(239) 213-2222
Naples, FL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Mediterranean Meals, Inc.
(239) 389-8787
1010 North Barfield Drive
Marco Island, FL

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Green Goods 2 Go
(239) 200-9661
1640 Avion Place
Naples, FL
 
Food for Thought
(239) 213-2222
2132 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL
 
Naturipe Farms, LLC
(239) 591-1664
999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ste 102
Naples, FL

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Bonita Springs Farmers Market
(239) 949-6262, (239) 949-6237
27300 Old 41 Road; Riverside Park
Bonita Springs, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-April Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Lee

Marco Island Farmers Market
(239) 642-8943
1361 Andalusia Terrace; Mackle Park
Marco Island, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid November-April Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Collier

Nature's Garden
(239) 434-6700?
289 9th St S
Naples, FL
 
Food & Thought
2132 Tamiami Trl N
Naples, FL
 
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3 Steps to Money-Saving-Quick-Easy-Healthy Yogurt with Pizzazz

March 18, 2011
3 Steps to Money-Saving-Quick-Easy-Healthy Yogurt with Pizzazz Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
3 Steps to Money-Saving-Quick-Easy-Healthy Yogurt with Pizzazz

The marketing of so-called healthy foods makes for a confusing undertaking. We have found that yogurt ranks high among the “healthy confusion” foods for our readers. Is it healthy, is it not? Recently we posted 6 tips to be sure your yogurt was healthy . Not surprising, one of the ways to make sure your yogurt fell within the truly healthy category was to avoid the sugars and additives.

Plain yogurt, however, doesn’t have a lot of pizzazz for many of us with over-sugared taste buds, so we wanted to offer some suggestions about how to make your yogurt taste great, consider your waistline and keep the healthy probiotics in check. While we’re at it, we’ll save you money in the process.

3 Steps to Money-Saving-Quick-Easy-Healthy Yogurt with Pizzazz

Step 1: The Base
Buy your favorite brand of plain organic yogurt. A 32 ounce (8 servings) container should cost you around $3.

Step 2: The Container
Buy some reusable, BPA-free containers. Glad sells a pack of eight 4-ounce containers and lids for about $2. They’re called Mini Rounds.

Step 3: The Mix
Jam it! The quickest and easiest homemade yogurt can be made in a jiffy by simply mixing in your favorite jam. I found an organic blueberry preserve at Meijer’s that still has the tiny blueberries in tact. It’s from Meijer’s own Organics store brand. An 11 ounce jar contains 16 servings and will run you about $2.79. One tablespoon is about 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar.

More time, more options…

Fruit: Seasonal fruits around the house are always a good addition to plain yogurt. You can never go wrong with a handful of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Pineapple chunks are popular too. A crisp apple or a ripe banana should be yogurt staples.

Texture: For additional variety, add some healthy granola or even cereal to the mix. Mueslix, cheerios, whatever is on hand for an added crunch.

Nuts & seeds: I love to add walnuts to just about anything. And of course, the ever-so-valuable chia seeds (omega-3, protein, fiber boost) blends nicely. Freshly ground flaxseed are also smart additions if chia seeds are not readily available.

Added Flavors: Try adding a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract for added flavor

More Combos:
Add apple pieces, vanilla extract and cinnamon
Dried cranberries, pecans & a dash of brown sugar
Banana, raw cacao powder, nuts
Peanut butter, which never blends completely...

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Memory Boosting Foods

March 31, 2011
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Memory Boosting Foods

Studies that focus on food and memory suggest that the more overall produce you eat, the better.

One 25-year Harvard Medical School study of more than 13,000 women showed that the participants who ate relatively high amounts of vegetables over the years had less age-related decline in memory.

Cruciferous vegetables and leafy green vegetables had the biggest effect on helping women retain their memory during the course of the study.

In another study, the phytochemicals, anthocyanin and quercetin, actually reversed some of the age-related memory deficits in laboratory animals.

1. Some of the best cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and bok choy.

2. Some of the best leafy green vegetables: spinach, collard and mustard greens, kale and Swiss chard.

3. Some of the best foods for anthocyanin: Berries (all varieties), cherries, black currents, eggplant, red, black, and purple grapes, plums, rhubarb, red onion, red apples, red/purple cabbage, and red beets.

4. Some of the best foods for quercetin: Onions (red, yellow, white), kale, leeks, cherry tomato, broccoli, blueberries, black currants, elderberries, apricots, apple with skin (Red Delicious), and red, purple, and black grapes.

Folic Acid & Memory
Folic acid (also known as folate) seems to have a direct effect on memory. A study conducted at Tufts University in Boston followed about 320 men for three years. Those who had high blood levels of homocysteine showed memory decline, but if the men ate foods rich in folic acid (folic acid directly lowers homocysteine levels), their memories were protected.

Also, an Australian study found that eating plenty of foods rich in folic acid was associated with faster information processing and memory recall. After just five weeks of introducing adequate folic acid into their diets, women in the study showed overall improvements in memory.

Some of the best foods...

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