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Evanston, IL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Chicago's Green City Market
(847) 424-2486
Between 1750 N. Clark & Stockton Drive; 820 Davis St.
Evanston, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
County
Cook

Skokie Farmers Market
(847) 933-8224
5127 Oakton Street; 5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
County
Cook

Edgewater Green Farmers Market
(773) 465-6400
6044 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-October Saturday 8:00am - 12:00 Noon
County
Cook

Earth Friendly Products
(842) 446-4441
44 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL

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Evanston's Farmers Market
(847) 866-2936
University Street & Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Cook

Ridgeville Park District Farmers Market
(847) 869-5640
Ridgeville Park; South Blvd. at Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September-October 1 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - till dusk
County
Cook

Organic National and International Certifiers
847-763-0218 ext. 223
7301 N. Lincoln Ave., Suite 198
Lincolnwood, IL

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Northfield Farmers Market
(847) 441-1848
Happy Road South of Winnetkaa Rd.; One Northfield Plaza, Suite 300
Northfield, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Cook

Global Organic Designs Lifestyle Services (GOD-DESS)
(773) 508-9208
1528 West Thome Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL

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Nutrition, Antioxidants - Your Best Defense Against Disease and Aging

by Brad Bahr

Studies support the benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. This is due to their high antioxidant value. Why are antioxidants so important? Because they have a proven track record of fighting free radicals.

Your body is being constantly attacked by very harmful substances known as free radicals or oxygen radicals. Free radicals can destroy your cells, tissues and organs.

Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed inside our bodies by the process of oxidation. They are normal by products of everyday functions like digestion and physical activity. Free radicals also come from outside sources, such as smoking, environmental pollution, and synthetic chemicals that are added to our water and food.

 

We are also all exposed daily to polluted air, ingest oxidized or partially rancid foods, and oxidizing radiations from the sun and various electrical appliances.

Free radicals lack one electron making them chemically unstable. To stabilize themselves, they attack any other substance within reach and steel an electron from it. This process creates a new free radical, which repeats the process, producing a "domino effect." When this reaction is uncontrolled, it can generate millions of free radicals within seconds.

Fortunately our bodies come equipped with a free radical fighting mechanism. It consists of specialized enzymes that have a "spare" electron that they can give away without turning into free radicals. In order to protect us, the enzymes need help from certain substances known as antioxidants.

The antioxidant value of any food or supplement can be determined by it's ORAC rating. ORAC means Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. According to the University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center, the measurement of ORAC is a way to measure how many oxygen radicals a specific food can absorb. The more oxygen radicals a food can absorb, the higher its ORAC score. The higher its score... the more that food or supplement will help you fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Most experts agree that we should consume 5,000 ORAC units per day to effectively fight free radicals in the body. Sadly, most of us average around 1,200 units per day. Not nearly enough to protect us from the common ciseases of aging.

One of the best sources of antioxidants are berries and fruits. Most of us would have a very hard time eating the large amounts necessary to reach 5,000 ORAC units per day. For this reason, high ORAC supplements have been created. They contain berry and fruit extracts with a known ORAC rating. These supplements are inexpensive and provide many health benefits to your entire body and brain. Many people use these supplements as part of an anti-aging program. Keeping your cells from being destroyed goes a long way to staying healthy and young.

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